Let’s End Live Pigeon Shoots – Now!

Humane PA

I will never give up on passing a straight-forward bill to end live pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania.  My resolve to do so is unwavering due in large part to Splash – the beautiful white pigeon pictured below – a bird rescued from a shoot held many years ago at the Philadelphia Gun Club in Bensalem.  The rescue of Splash lives indelibly in my memory.  I stood on the shoreline of a neighboring property to the club, my ears hurting from the sound of gun shots, my eyes burning from the cold and from watching wounded

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Splash, rescued from a live pigeon shoot by Humane PA president, Elissa Katz, enjoying his new life.

birds plunge into the frigid Delaware River, helplessly watching them bob and struggle and ultimately drown.  And then one bird kept bobbing and struggling, and was so close to shore! Finally, he was in shallow enough water that I could grab him. I quickly placed this battered and wounded…

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