This past Saturday, March 2, 2013, a day-long pigeon
shoot was held at the Philadelphia Gun Club (PGC) in Bensalem, PA. SHARK was
there the entire time.
The PGC property lies on the banks
of the Delaware River, so we posted two boats to document the slaughter and
to rescue the wounded who came within our reach. As in the past, gunshot hit
us with alarming regularity. Also, as in the past, the police refused to do
anything. Our call to the New Jersey State Police water patrol was handed
over to the Bensalem Police, which is the same as calling the PGC's private
security. In fact, the PGC actually has a retired Bensalem police officer
working for their security detail.
What kind of political clout do
the pigeon shoot degenerates have? Consider this - the Bensalem Police, the
New Jersey State Police, and the US Coast Guard have all refused to enforce
the law against people on a public way (the river) being shot! I'm not
talking about being hit by stray shot once or twice, but dozens of times in
This is a sad example of what our nation has become, wherein
the authorities mainly exist to serve the wealthy and politically connected,
while animals and "common citizens" are ignored.
For much of the day,
one SHARK investigator legally stood on the PGC's shore, giving us an extra
opportunity to rescue injured birds.
The slaughter was of course
horrific. Wounded birds literally fell from the sky, slamming on the rocky
shoreline, choking on their own blood as they died.
This pigeon fell from the sky, hit the rocks hard, and began to die, blood
spitting from her mouth in her death throes.
One pigeon fell into the
river and drowned. Others fell onto the trees and brush under the PGC wall,
where they were paralyzed with no movement visible, save for a slowly
It was a day that defined cruelty, yet the politically
connected and wealthy members of the PGC rema in untouchable due to a
corrupt district attorney, David Heckler, and law enforcement that turns a
Another victim of the pigeon shoot
How much longer will this insanity
continue in the US? How can we claim to be a world leader when we allow
degenerates to commit such atrocities?
An innocent bird that fell to her death on the rocks below the PGC shooting
ground. All these birds suffered because a few people take pleasure from the
mass slaughter of living beings.
One of the cowardly shooter trying to slip out the side exit while
riding in the back of a pick up truck.
The cowardice of the PGC
shooters wasn't limited to their mass killing of innocent birds. When the
shoot ended, they desperately tried to hide from our cameras as they left
the club. Some tried to leave through a side exit, yet when they saw one of
our investigators, they reversed as fast as they could so that no one would
see who they were.
In one case, an open pickup truck tried to ferry
supposed gentlemen in expensive suits who skulked in the back of the pickup.
I think that technically constituted a load of manure. Despicable cowards.
We rescued seven wounded pigeons. Due to their wounds, and because of
their emaciated condition even before the slaughter, two passed away that
day. Two more died that night. Three, however, are still alive. Meet Faith,
Pegasus and Shadow.
Meanwhile, a new bill to specifically ban pigeon shoots has been
introduced into the Pennsylvania State Senate. Already, the lobbyist
for the National Rifle Association is at work.
We need your
help - and we need it now!!!
If you are as
horrified as we are with pigeon shoots, then we implore you to get
everyone you know in Pennsylvania to write and call their state
legislators and ask them to support Senate Bill SB 510, which would
ban pigeon shoots.
You can read the bill and see its current
Click here to find and contact your Pennsylvania State Legislator
HERE for an editorial by the Philadelphia Inquirer in favor of
HERE for an editorial against pigeon shooting from the
Watch for our next update, because in it we
will tell you one of the reasons SHARK, which is based in Illinois,
has to work so hard in Pennsylvania.
Meet Another Cowboy
Cody Hancock is a big
deal on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo
circuit. His PRCA career earnings are over $800,000 and he's been to
the PRCA National Finals Rodeo four times. According to news
reports, he's also just been charged with "trafficking in stolen
property, burglary, theft, criminal damage to property and criminal
trespassing." You can read more at
AZFamily. Police are also asking that if you bought anything at
all from Cody Hancock you give them a call!
Another shining example of rodeo values!