Sunday, February 27, 2011
Weekend fun in Pennsylvania
Whee! It’s like shooting fish in a barrel or those paid ops for “hunters” to shoot penned animals or be assured of killing a game animal on safari.
In Pennsylvania, the last state to openly and regularly allow it, it’s called “live pigeon shoots.” Here’s how it works: Dazed pigeons are launched at random from boxes so they can be shot at, with the shooters who down the most pigeons in a ring winning prizes and money.
Shooters reportedly flock to these invitation-only wildlife-cruelty events. Wonder if they go home and brag about how many birds they got.
An HSUS flyer urges Pa. residents to contact their state senators and ask their support for Senate Bill (S.B.) 626, which would ban this weekend “sport” of live pigeon shoots.
Here’s the link to get started: https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy. . .
And here's a timely thought for the day: Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. -James Anthony Froude, author and editor (1818-1894)