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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

Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 17, 2017 Pat Chambers Shooting the life out of a creature in the name of "sport" is the ULTIMATE FORM OF COWARDICE!
Sep 15, 2017 Darja Kadenšek
Sep 15, 2017 Jeannette remak Pigeons once served our military in WWI . Let them be. They are the Lord's creatures and you have NO RIGHT to harm them. Let them alone.
Sep 14, 2017 Lin Oliver
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 14, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 14, 2017 Linda Cook
Sep 13, 2017 Elaine Greenlee
Sep 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2017 Fiona Wright
Sep 13, 2017 Cindy Lee
Sep 13, 2017 Catherine D.
Sep 12, 2017 Ami Bergström
Sep 9, 2017 Michelle Maisonave
Sep 9, 2017 Mandy Statham
Sep 9, 2017 Stevie littrell
Sep 7, 2017 Jill Osment
Sep 6, 2017 Setsuko Yamaoto
Sep 6, 2017 Mara Mandell
Sep 6, 2017 Chris Silcox
Sep 6, 2017 Diana Martins
Sep 6, 2017 Danielle Goerman
Sep 6, 2017 S G
Sep 6, 2017 E N
Sep 6, 2017 Jackie Fehr-Krahn
Sep 5, 2017 Georgeanne Ford This practice is cruel and barbaric. I am ashamed that this goes on in the U.S.
Sep 5, 2017 Becky Hinson
Sep 5, 2017 amrita biswas
Sep 4, 2017 Vicki Heilbuth-Hall
Aug 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2017 Lina Guerrero
Aug 30, 2017 Tracy Lorts
Aug 30, 2017 Marie-Therese Valentin
Aug 30, 2017 Rose Jordahl
Aug 30, 2017 Joan Winchester
Aug 27, 2017 Shelley-marie Poirier
Aug 27, 2017 Rilla Heslin
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Aug 25, 2017 Elaine Taylor
Aug 25, 2017 Sheila Chastain
Aug 24, 2017 Julie Minton
Aug 24, 2017 Christina Ardolino
Aug 24, 2017 sakuntala sachithanandan
Aug 24, 2017 Kathryn Nathan
Aug 24, 2017 Beverly Scott
Aug 24, 2017 Jeannie Dinning
Aug 24, 2017 Sherry Ficarra

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