United Poultry Concerns sorrowfully
announces the death, on October 12th, of Glenn Grodin, a 34 year-old
animal rights activist. Glenn was the co-founder of Animal Passion, a
Pittsburgh based animal rights organization. Glenn and I were assigned to the
same field to rescue wounded pigeons at Hegins this year on Labor Day. I will
never forget how quickly Glenn raced through that horrible Hegins crowd to
whisk up a wounded pigeon they were going to trample to death. He enfolded her
under his shirt and rushed her through the crowded park to the medical van,
talking to her softly as he walked. By the time we reached the van, the
beautiful white and black pigeon was dead. Now Glenn is dead.
In his letter to the editor of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Sept.
28), Glenn wrote of his experience at the Hegins Pigeon Shoot, "When we allow
the celebration of cruelty to animals, each of us is diminished."
Glenn's death is terrible not only because of the loss of a dear friend, but
because a tremendous activist is gone, a tragedy in every way.
-- Karen Davis