Pennsylvania's Live Pigeon Shoots: IT'S TIME TO CALL IT
Cruelty and corruption always go hand in
hand. Obviously people who abuse animals are corrupt in mind and spirit. When
the authorities refuse to deal with those cruel people, those authorities are
On November 17, and again on December 10, SHARK filed
private criminal complaints with the Berks County District Attorney's office.
Each time, office personnel told us we would receive a response in two to three
weeks. We have received no response, in spite of numerous calls to the office.
By law, Berks County District Attorney John Adams must respond, and yet he
Similarly, the state police have refused to do anything, and
will not even address our latest complaint. The absolute refusal of Adams or the
state police to even acknowledge our complaint demonstrates the how powerful our
evidence is. These corrupt officials are owned by the pigeon shooters. Our
evidence is too overwhelming (a total of 24 live birds found after two shoots in
November and December) to dismiss outright, so instead these corrupt officials
act as if nothing has happened.
DA John Adams: He took
money from pigeon shooters and has protected them from prosecution
The excuse used by corrupt District Attorney John Adams to
protect pigeon shooters is that there is no specific law banning them. This
is what Adams hides behind while he collects campaign money from the
killers. Even if one accepts Adams' ridiculous claim, there certainly is a
law against abandonment and neglect. SHARK's rescue of 24 live birds
constitutes overwhelming evidence of abandonment and neglect.
counteract the propaganda of the pigeon shooters and their minions like
District Attorney John Adams, SHARK has launched a new campaign and website
called CALL IT CRUELTY, which is focused on what happens to the pigeons
after the shooting has stopped. Left to suffer and die, the wounded but
still living animals face unspeakable agony. Unable to fly, injured pigeons
are exposed to the elements, including freezing rain, snow and ice. With
open and infected injuries, the end is slow and arduous. Days may pass
before the relief of death finally comes.
Abandoning and neglecting
wounded pigeons to die slow, painful deaths clearly falls within the purview
of Pennsylvania's animal cruelty laws, as it would for any other animal.
That is why we demand that this outrageous abuse be called what it is -
CRUELTY - and that Adams allow Humane Police Officers to file cruelty
What is stunning is that both Adams and the PA State Police
are refusing to act on private criminal complaints SHARK has filed. These
are legal complaints that must be acted on, yet both of these authorities
are ignoring the situation. This is why we must keep the pressure on - we
cannot let them sweep such barbaric violence under the rug.
to view the evidence for yourself. SHARK has just uploaded this shocking
The video exposes Berks County District Attorney
John Adams as the primary reason that pigeon shoots continue in
Pennsylvania. The video shows the absolute horror that happened at a
previous shoot at Wing Pointe. When you see it, you too will Call it
You will not believe what happens
to this poor pigeon in a scene from SHARK's new video exposing cruelty at
Please contact District Attorney Adams and demand
that he allow Pennsylvania Humane Police Officers to prosecute this animal
abuse. It's very helpful if you let us know of the response from Adams'
People who have called are telling us that they are being put
on "eternal hold," or are being hung up on. Persistent souls who get through
are rudely told that only District Attorney Adams can answer their
questions, and of course he isn't talking. Only one caller (apparently one
of the first) indicated that Adams' staff was courteous.
Please make the call all the same. Adams must know that Berks County, all of
Pennsylvania, the US and beyond is watching him, and that ultimately he will
be held responsible. The lives of so many thousands of animals are on the
Berks County DA John Adams:
the good side, pigeon shoots are down to a fraction of what they once were.
While they were once weekly events, sometimes in multiple locations, they
are now down to less than once a month. Now we need to make whatever push is
needed to eliminate them altogether.
Thanks in advance for taking
part in ending this outrageous and disgusting abuse!
Wing Pointe to
Kill Again This Sunday, Jan. 2 -
Help us Protest the Slaughter!
The following is a press release we are sending out about our protest this
Sunday at the Wing Pointe killing resort. We are very pleased to announce
that a group from Kutztown University will be joining us. We hope that you
will too. We must keep the pressure on Wing Pointe and DA Adams!
Kutztown University Animal Protection Group to Protest Live Pigeon Shoot
in Berks County
www.CallitCruelty.com launched to Convince Berks County District
Attorney John Adams to Allow Animal Cruelty Charges to Be Filed Against
Protest will be from 10 am to 1 PM
Pointe Hunting Resort
1414 Moselem Springs Road
Hamburg, PA 19526
Kutztown University Vegetarian Education Group (VEG) will be joining SHowing
Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) in protesting a day long live pigeon
shoot to be held this Sunday, January 2, at the Wing Pointe hunting resort
in Berks County, PA.
"The pigeon shoots are horrendous," states
Letecia Garcia, president of VEG. "We go to school in Berks County, and are
appalled that such violence is inflicted upon animals for fun right in our
"We want the authorities to file cruelty charges against
pigeon shooters," states Lou Ryan, vice president of the group. "We hope
that other Berks County residents will join us in this cause, and help us
end these monstrous shoots."
To help in this effort, SHARK has
to both educate and activate resident of Berks County. We hope that they
will tell their District Attorney, John Adams, to stop protecting pigeon
shooters from prosecution and to allow Humane Police Officers to file animal