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Pigeon Torturer Exposed!

On September 30, 2012, SHARK documented one of the most vicious and cruel pigeon shoots that has ever been captured on film. This shoot, which took place at the Wing Pointe canned hunt club, resulted in the merciless slaughter of hundreds of birds. It was after the main part of the shoot was over however, that a young shooter proceeded to torture wounded birds in the most vile
Pigeon Torturer Ryan Haas
ways. We didn't know who he was back then, but we do now - meet Ryan Haas. This picture comes from a special section of the Reading Eagle published January 1, 2013. These were photographs taken at "Artistic Visions Wildlife Studios," a rather phony sounding name for a taxidermy business that appears to cater to rich hunters who enjoy slaughtering exotic animals. Ryan is the taxidermist's apprentice. We were shocked even further when we found his Facebook page. Not only does Haas enjoy torturing animals, but he posted a sickening racist rant against President Obama as well as a statement on "white power." Haas also had one post were he appeared to fantasize about killing his own family. The American Psychiatric Association and the FBI have proven a link between those that torture and kill animals and those that kill humans. Wanting to take no chances, we sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State police about Haas (see below).
Haas torturing pigeons at Wing Pointe
Please contact Berks County District Attorney John Adams and politely tell him that Ryan Haas must be prosecuted for his horrific acts of animal cruelty. Remind DA Adams that he said in this article, that he would prosecute people who torture animals as Haas did.
Berks County District Attorney John Adams
Phone: 610-478-6000




Shortly after this video was posted, Ryan's Facebook page appears to have been deleted.
Pigeon Torturer Identified
Pigeon Torturer Identified

Letter to PA State Police Regarding Ryan Haas

Frank Noonan
Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police

Dear Commissioner Noonan,

I have written to you in the past regarding the dangerous and violent actions taken by participants of live pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania, specifically, what has happened at the Wing Pointe commercial hunting ground in Berks County, PA. Sadly, your office and the State Police have taken no action.

This past October, we invited you to attend a press conference we held in Harrisburg to view what were some of the most horrific and cruel acts ever committed at a pigeon shoot. No one from your office attended and you seemed to care not at all. If you had shown, you would have witnessed one young man, dressed in black, who tortured pigeons in the most vile and disgusting way. You can watch some of what happened in this video link.

Is it unreasonable to think that, because the man in black laughed while he tore those birds apart, that he might have some form mental illness that needed to be addressed? We felt at the time that this person and his accomplices potentially posed a threat to people. Again, and unfortunately, no one from the State Police cared enough to even try to find out who this person was or to charge him for violating Pennsylvania's anti-cruelty statute.

Thanks to a recent newspaper article, we know now who he is. His name is Ryan Haas, and according to his Facebook page:  he lives in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania.

What we found when we viewed his public Facebook page shocked us; Mr. Haas not only posted vile racist comments, but he wrote this extremely disturbing post, where he appears to fantasize about killing his family:

As you can see in the video, Haas has access to weapons and knows how to use them. From his demeanor during his pigeon torture (laughing, smiling), we believe he enjoyed killing those animals in the most vicious way. Now we see that he has fantasized about killing his own family. With all these factors, and with the recent tragedy in Newton still in our minds, we felt it our duty to make sure that you were aware of this situation.

Commissioner Noonan, you've ignored the violence and threat to human safety that pigeon shooters represent before. We hope that you will not ignore these blatant signs again.


Steve Hindi

PS: Here is one of his racist posts. I can send you more if you want, or you can view them for yourself on his Facebook page.

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