Republican senator condemned for taking part in live pigeon shoot

The Guardian

A national animal rights group says it’s outraged at US senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma for participating in a live pigeon shoot at a September fundraising event.

The group Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (Shark) said it was tipped off by a letter from an anonymous Inhofe supporter who was “appalled” by the senator’s fundraiser. The Illinois-based group decided bought a ticket and sent an undercover investigator to film the event on 5 September and released that footage on Tuesday.

“This was not food gathering. This was not pest control. This wasn’t even competition. This was just a slaughter-fest,” said the group’s founder and president, Steve Hindi.

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