Pennsylvania Continues To Allow Live Pigeon Shoots

“Pennsylvania is the only state where pigeon shoots are openly and regularly practiced,” said Prescott, a senior vice president of campaigns at The Humane Society of the United States. “Other states may have one a year. When I say other states, they’re very rare.”

Legislation to outlaw pigeon shoots repeatedly has been introduced to the General Assembly since 1987. But it repeatedly has failed to gain the requisite support to prohibit an activity that has nearly vanished elsewhere in the United States.

Pigeon shooting is prohibited by statute in 14 states, including New Jersey, according to The Humane Society. The court systems or attorneys general of another nine states also have opined that the practice is illegal under animal cruelty laws.

Read more here: Pennsylvania Clings To Pigeon Shoots

Pigeons are a fantastic bird. They helped shape forests and other landmasses. By carrying seeds, throughout this continent. They are also natural bug repellents and keep the population under control. Without pigeons crops and other plant life would be destroyed. (Which it has been of late)

We would like to thank Mrs. Robbins for bringing this issue to our attention. We will do everything possible to help end the cruel pigeon shoots.

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The Guardian - Gwen Cho

Vocal and Active for animal rights and welfare. I work with the animal welfare community offline and I am new to journalism. I'm also a volunteer at NYC no-kill shelters as well as humanitarian shelters.

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