SHARK has waged a major campaign against Wing Pointe's pigeon slaughters going back to November 2010, when we first documented a massive pile of dead and dying pigeons left after a pigeon shoot.
SHARK has been at Wing Pointe for 6 years, released dozens of videos that have received millions of views and documented both pigeon shoots and tower shoots, where pigeons, pheasants and chukars are hand thrown into the air and shot for fun. SHARK's intense exposure of Wing Pointe tower shoots forced the termination of those vile killing sprees - another victory for our animal friends.
Our victories have come at a cost beyond dollars. The pigeon shooters and their supporters have used violence to try to stop us. SHARK investigator Janet Enoch was attacked as she sat in a vehicle. SHARK President Steve Hindi was hit with a metal dog chain and left bloodied. Steve was also intentionally hit by a van. A worker for the owner of Wing Pointe held Hindi and SHARK Investigator Janet Enoch at gun point after one protest.
As we continued to expose Wing Pointe's shoots and killers, we witnessed a dramatic decrease in attendance of shoots at Wing Pointe. And all of this represents just a fraction of our work to expose Wing Pointe.
The point is, the cancellation of the two-day shoot was no accident. If not for SHARK, this shoot would have happened. That is a fact. Please remember that when you see others talk about our victories (while not naming SHARK) and without having the courtesy to mention our hard work, and the blood, sweat and tears we've shed filming shoots and rescuing victims.
This is not the end of pigeon shoots at Wing Pointe, but it is a very important victory and quite symbolic as Wing Pointe started doing Labor Day shoots in memory of the Hegins, PA annual Labor Day shoots which ended in the early 1990s.
We will be talking a great deal more about pigeon shoots in PA this week, so please keep reading our alerts and subscribe to our Youtube channel so you can see our videos immediately after they are released.
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