February 24, 2016
A teenager hired to humanely kill birds injured by hunters at the Philadelphia Gun Club has been charged with animal cruelty after an animal-rights activist filmed him last month throwing injured pigeons and pelting them it with rocks and ice.
The boy, 17, of Bridgeton, N.J., was working for a subcontractor hired by the riverside club in Bensalem to retrieve and euthanize birds wounded during a Jan. 30 pigeon shoot, Bensalem Police Lt. William McVey said. His name wasn't released because he is a juvenile.
Activists from SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness) have long protested the semiannual shoots, in which hunters gun down live birds released from boxes. A SHARK activist filmed the teen chasing injured birds on the riverbank, throwing them to the ground, pelting them with rocks and ice and jabbing them with sticks in violation of state animal-cruelty laws.
In our last update we told you about the US Meat Animal Research Center, (USMARC) which performs cruel experiments on cows, lambs and pigs, and corrupt Clay County Sheriff Jeff Franklin, who made an illegal traffic stop to harass us after we flew our Angel aircraft to videotape the facility. Read the New York Times article about this facility here: U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit
In our latest video exposing Sheriff Franklin we show even more lies and hypocrisy.
While returning to Illinois from a Pennsylvania pigeon shoot site, the SHARK team spotted an injured goose. Watch this video to learn the story of that rescue.
On December 30, 2015, SHARK documented and rescued birds at a canned hunt held in Pennsylvania, where cage-raised birds were hand-thrown into the air and shot for fun. Three different types of birds were used for this slaughter; pheasants, pigeons and chukars. We had access to an adjoining property and were just a few yards away from one of the shooting stations, where we filmed the horrors that unfolded. Watch the video below:
In our last update we told you that we were in Oklahoma to film a cruel live pigeon shoot political fundraiser held by Jim Inhofe, the United States Senator from Oklahoma.
Even though Inhofe tried to hide where he was going to shoot, we found the location, Robbins Farm, which is in Greer County, OK. We set up legally on the side of a public road and then sent up our drone, called the “Angel” to film the shoot.
Video of pigeons being thrown into the air, taken by our Angel drone