In Our View:
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.
In some instances, the birds are tethered so there is no chance of escape.