Carlton Pools and Wing Pointe Cruelty

SHARK has documented unbelievable and horrifying cruelty at the Wing Pointe canned hunting resort in Pennsylvania. From shooters wounding, crippling and killing thousands of birds, to trapper boys beating, crushing and throwing still living birds into corpse barrels - and then dumping them into a mass dead pile where these poor birds die slowly over the course of days - Wing Pointe and its owner Joseph Solana Jr. have proven to be responsible for some of the worst cases of animal cruelty we have ever seen. You can learn more about Solana here.

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Call It Cruelty!

The use of live pigeons for target/pleasure shooting is obviously despicable, but the horror does not end when the shooting stops. Left to suffer and die, the wounded but still living animals face unspeakable agony. Unable to fly, injured pigeons are exposed to the elements, including freezing rain, snow and ice. With open and infected injuries, the end is slow and arduous. Days may pass before the relief of death finally comes.

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SHARK Calls Out Bucks County SPCA on Pigeon Shoots at the Philadelphia Gun Club!

Dear Ms. Irwin,

As you are aware, SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) has for years documented indefensible animal abuse and cruelty in violation of Pennsylvania Humane Law 5511 at the Philadelphia Gun Club (PGC) in Bensalem Township.

On March 2, 2013, another live pigeon shoot was held at the PGC. SHARK was there from before the start until after it was over. Predictably, we recorded numerous instances of animal cruelty beyond the cruelty of the illegal shoot itself, and have put some of the evidence into a video that is on YouTube for you to view. Here is the video:

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Ban this 'sport'

In Our View:

Intelligencer Journal
Apr 22, 2013

There is nothing "sporting" about shooting birds from close distance as they attempt to flutter out of a cage.

Yet, this is what passes for sport. Pigeon shoots, you see, are still legal in just one state — Pennsylvania.

At pigeon shoots, birds are launched into the air and are shot by participants with shotguns from a distance of 25 to 30 yards. Most of the birds are wounded and flutter to the ground where trapper boys run out and wring their necks or they are shot again.

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NRA Cruelty

Live pigeon shoots, where birds are stuffed into small boxes, then launched into a hail of gunfire, are the ultimate form of animal abuse, for they are the mass killing and wounding of living beings simply for the pleasure it brings.

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Report Cockfighting!

Please call or write today to report suspected cockfighting operations. You can remain anonymous. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 630-385-0244. More Info Here.

Pigeon Shooters Exposed!

Operation Bright Light exposes individual pigeon shooters to the world

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More Pigeon Shoot Video!

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Please contact the Pennsylvania Legislature and tell them to ban pigeons shoots once and for all. Click here to find and contact your Pennsylvania state legislator

Please contact Governor Tom Wolf and tell him that it's long past time for them to end the abominable cruelty of live pigeon shoots.

Governor Tom Wolf
Phone: (717) 787-2500
Fax: (717) 772-8284
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please contact the Pennsylvania Tourism Bureau and tell them that you won't be vacationing in PA because of illegal live pigeon shoots.

1-800-847-4872 - Post on their Facebook page HERE.

Click here for a video from Bob Barker and more information.

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