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Pigeons may not be the cuddliest animals around, but that doesn't mean they don't deserve to be treated with the same kind of humanity usually reserved for dogs and cats. In Pennsylvania, hunters hold pigeon shoots in which they capture weak or sick pigeons, release them only feet away, and then begin shooting at them for sport.

Because the birds are already unhealthy and then placed into small enclosures without food or water, they are usually weak and confused when they are released from the cages. They wobble around until they are shot, many of them only injured and then left to die a slow and painful death from their injuries.

No animal should be used and treated like this for human entertainment. Write to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett asking him to address this alarming situation immediately.

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Dear Governor Corbett:

I was very upset upon finding out about the pigeon shoots that are taking place in Pennsylvania. Through research, I've learned that during these events, pigeons released from trap boxes just feet away from the hunters and are then shot.

Even more horrifying, the majority of the pigeons don't die; rather they suffer grave wounds and are either left there to die or picked up by "trapper boys" who then kill them by wringing their necks or stomping on them.

I didn’t think this could be real, but I was wrong. Pigeon shooting is a very real "sport" in which many sportsmen take part each year.

This kind of cruelty cannot be tolerated! Please do something to make sure these — and all animals — in your state are being treated humanely and fairly.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Apr 17, 2015 Ellen Cather
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Apr 17, 2015 Shannon Erickson
Apr 17, 2015 Mike Aquilinoq
Apr 17, 2015 Erica Koconis
Apr 17, 2015 Gautam Mukhopadhyay
Apr 17, 2015 Jennifer Duffy Mahatma Gandhi — 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.'
Apr 17, 2015 Lauren Lunde
Apr 17, 2015 Danielle Halverson
Apr 17, 2015 Jaci Wrana
Apr 17, 2015 Andreas Papapanagiotou
Apr 17, 2015 Liliana Vera Santander
Apr 16, 2015 Stephanie Perkins
Apr 16, 2015 Kristina Brough
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Apr 16, 2015 Vasilqi Kume
Apr 15, 2015 vivianne farias
Apr 14, 2015 Petronella Nagy
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Apr 13, 2015 Jonathan Gaarlandt
Apr 13, 2015 jodi white
Apr 12, 2015 Walter Schultz
Apr 12, 2015 Begüm Can Rorhan
Apr 12, 2015 beth hall Again, torture of the voiceless and choicless.
Apr 10, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Apr 10, 2015 Winifred Tonione
Apr 10, 2015 SANDRA PUJOLS
Apr 10, 2015 Lynn Jessup Use clay pigeons--there is no need to be so callous. Think with care of other living creatures. They have babies to care for and enjoy living too!!
Apr 10, 2015 chiyoko ono
Apr 9, 2015 Doreen Moshier
Apr 9, 2015 Isis Walker
Apr 9, 2015 Rebecca Harper
Apr 9, 2015 Barbara Smolinski
Apr 9, 2015 Jane Olson
Apr 9, 2015 Diane Nassir, M.A.
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Apr 8, 2015 katherine hobbs
Apr 8, 2015 Prairie Moser
Apr 8, 2015 Nancy Miller
Apr 8, 2015 Bernadette Sonefeld
Apr 7, 2015 Robnett Romero
Apr 7, 2015 Monique Sharpe
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Apr 7, 2015 Christina Howell
Apr 7, 2015 Mandy Morris
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