HARRISBURG, PA – A new statewide television commercial – narrated by legendary game show host Bob Barker and graphically showing gross animal cruelty at Pennsylvania pigeon shoots – will be unveiled here Tuesday. It's expected to air on CNN, FoxNews and other networks this week.
The news conference to preview the commercial and details of the campaign will be held TUESDAY/SEPT. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the State Capitol Rotunda.
Via Maya van Rossumon
Apr 24, 2014
Imagine a beautiful day out on a boat enjoying the sun and the beauty of the river. Suddenly shots ring out.
Shot fragments and bits of lead, steel, and other metals are raining down all around you. How can it be that you are in this beautiful public place on a scenic recreational river, and yet be at risk for a face full of shot fragments?
What if you had brought your family, your children?
You turn to look where the shots are coming from, and you see a curtain of fabric. The shots are coming from behind (and over and through) the curtain. Hidden behind that curtain is a live pigeon shoot, and the shooters are aiming their guns toward the river you are boating on.
How can this be allowed to happen?
From the Bucks County Democrat website (1-31-2010):
HECKLER ROAD RAGE REPORT
You be the judge.... Read the the complete police report from the assault complaint filed against David Heckler. By his own admission, David Heckler described himself as "pompous and overbearing" when he accosted a young man who he alleged failed to stop at a stop sign. In the police report, Heckler himself admits to reaching into a complete stranger's car and striking the driver's hat off his head and then attempting to block the young man's attempt to exit his own vehicle. Read the road rage report for yourself by clicking here. The entire 14 page report will download as a PDF document. The name of the victim has been redacted.
In October 2011, following a live pigeon shoot, SHARK's Angel copter caught Wing Pointe personnel burning not only pigeons, but also tires. Burning tires releases numerous toxins and is an environmental nightmare.
Unfortunately but predictably, the state has chosen to give Wing Pointe owner Joseph Solana, Jr. a pass, merely cautioning him not to do it again. No fine or penalty of any kind. That's how the game works in PA. Pigeon shooters get away with anything and everything - or at least they did until SHARK came on the scene.
You can read the PA DEP report by clicking here.
You can see the videotape below:
See what happens to the pigeons killed and injured after a live pigeon shoot in Pennsylvania.
This video and photographs were shot at Wing Pointe, a killing club for bloodthirsty animal serial killers located at 1414 Moselem Road, outside Hamburg, Pennsylvania, in Berks County.
SHARK has documented unbelievable and horrifying cruelty at the Wing Pointe canned hunting resort in Pennsylvania. From shooters wounding, crippling and killing thousands of birds, to trapper boys beating, crushing and throwing still living birds into corpse barrels - and then dumping them into a mass dead pile where these poor birds die slowly over the course of days - Wing Pointe and its owner Joseph Solana Jr. have proven to be responsible for some of the worst cases of animal cruelty we have ever seen. You can learn more about Solana here.
Game Show Icon Bob Barker speaks out about Pennsylvania's infamously cruel live pigeon shoots. Mr. Barker is the former host of The Price is Right and Truth or Consequences game shows.
The use of live pigeons for target/pleasure shooting is obviously despicable, but the horror does not end when the shooting stops. 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.
On September 30th, 2012, SHARK investigators documented one of the most horrific pigeon shoots ever documented. It happened at the Wing Pointe canned hunt resort, in very corrupt Berks County, Pennsylvania. Watch the video here.