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19 October 2012
Pigeons are Victims of Criminal Depravity in Pennsylvania. Please Take Action, SHARK Urges.
Young Boys are Taught by Parents & Communities to
Torture Pigeons PURELY For Sadistic Pleasure
Photo: Davida G. Breier

If anyone is looking for a perfect example of the moral pathology of our species’ behavior on Planet Earth, the Pennsylvania pigeon shoot massacres are it. UPC is publishing the latest SHARK alert urging people PLEASE to write an email on behalf of these helpless birds. Despite SHARK’S tireless and relentless filming of the pigeon shoots week after week, year after year, and despite the fact that these shoots are illegal under the PA state anti-cruelty law, the Pennsylvania State Legislature and Governor refuse to enforce the law, preferring instead to nurture and legitimize the most sickly depraved appetites for torturing animals in Pennsylvania’s children and their child-abusing parents. There is no better example of flagrant Child Abuse joined to flagrant Animal Abuse. Where are the large animal “protection” organizations with the power and money to make this a Huge Legislative Issue in Pennsylvania? It is unbelievable that these weekly massacres of tens of thousands of deliberately starved, dehydrated, terrified and helpless pigeons are practically invisible to us, apart from SHARK. Once upon a time, the now defunct Fund For Animals prioritized the banning of pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania. But since the disappearance of the Fund, the pigeons and pigeon shoots have all but disappeared down the Memory Hole of our Movement. Please support SHARK’s campaign to expose and eliminate Pennsylvania’s illegal pigeon shoots. Here is SHARK’s latest Alert, from United Poultry Concerns http://www.upc-online.org/pigeons/.

A Letter to Judge Schmehl from United Poultry Concerns Re: Pigeon Shoots 23 October 2012

PLEASE write an email on behalf of the birds.

Contact us    SHARK Newsletter October 18, 2012


No Justice in Corrupt Berks County, PA

Animal Cruelty Caught from Above

No Justice in Corrupt Berks County, PA


Dear Friends,

More than two weeks ago, SHARK investigators documented the latest pigeon slaughter at the Wing Pointe canned hunt resort, in very corrupt Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Many of you have watched the videos showing the unimaginable cruelty at the last slaughter. I choose not to recount the torture here. My words could not begin to match the horror of what happened. Without question, the shooters committed many violations of Pennsylvania humane laws.

The participation in the cruelty by apparently underage boys should lead to charges beyond animal abuse, perhaps for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

An apparently underage boy about to slam to pigeons to the ground. Just one of many instances of violence and absolute cruelty being committed at Wing Pointe.

More than two weeks later, the Pennsylvania State Police and Berks County District Attorney John Adams should be done with a comprehensive investigation into what happened, and charges should be filed. Instead, there is a deafening silence, like the vacuum after an enormous bombshell. In this case, the sound of corruption is nothing - absolutely nothing.

Disgusted and repulsed by the void of any concept of justice in Berks County, I sent a letter to Berks County President Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl. I am asking Judge Schmehl to remove the American Flag from the Berks County Courthouse, as the corruption of District Attorney Adams is so profound that it soils our nation's colors. People have died for that flag and the flag is supposed to represent justice, yet there is no justice to be found in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

I ask you to join me in asking Judge Schmehl to remove the American Flag from the Berks County Courthouse. Let's send a loud and clear message to not only Berks County, but throughout Pennsylvania, the US and beyond.

By calling out the corruption in Berks County, we will not only stand up for our nonhuman friends, we will stand up for the very ideals that built our country.

Here is where you can write to Judge Schmehl:

Berks County President Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl
Court of Common Pleas of Berks County
Berks County Courthouse
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Email: bcrossley@countyofberks.com

We will keep you informed about this shameful scandal.

Corrupt District Attorney Allows Cruelty

Corrupt District Attorney Allows Cruelty

Animal Cruelty Caught from Above


In SHARK's latest video posted on YouTube, our Angel remote controlled aircraft documents the high percentage of pigeons escaping from an illegal, live pigeon shoot at Wing Pointe. As you can see, many of them are wounded and doomed to a slow, painful death.

Illegal Animal Cruelty Caught from Above by Our Angel

Kindest Regards,  

Steve Hindi and Your SHARK Team

 "Kindness and compassion towards all living beings is a mark of a civilized society.   Racism, economic deprival, dog fighting and cock fighting, bullfighting and rodeos are all cut from the same fabric: violence.   Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves."   - Cesar Chavez, civil rights and labor leader, founder of the United Farm Workers

A Letter to Judge Schmehl from United Poultry Concerns Re: Pigeon Shoots

October 23, 2012

Berks County President Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl
Court of Common Pleas of Berks County
Berks County Courthouse
633 Court Street
Reading PA 19601
Via Email: bcrossley@countyofberks.com

Dear Judge Schmehl:

I am writing to you about the pigeon shoots conducted in Berks County. It is very hard to know how to talk about these shoots as they represent such a depth of depravity in those who participate in them and indoctrinate their children to accept sadistic cruelty as normal. A pigeon shoot doesn’t even rise to the level of a hunt but is simply the cowardly behavior of sadistic men who shoot fish in a barrel.

I grew up in Altoona and Hollidaysburg, Pa. I attended several Labor Day pigeon shoots in Hegins, in Schuylkill County, until they were cancelled in 1999. I had thought at the time that canned pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania would no longer be tolerated because they are illegal under Pennsylvania’s Animal Cruelty Law, Title 18, section 5511 which prohibits a person from wantonly or cruelly ill-treating or otherwise abusing any animals including deprivation of food, water, shelter and veterinary care.

I now know that this criminal animal abuse activity, epitomizing the most miserable impulses in human nature, is still being conducted in my home state of Pennsylvania because the state’s legal system does not yet have men and women with the leadership required to prohibit the pigeon shoots and uphold the law. Why is this? Why do Pennsylvania lawmakers protect the kinds of adults who terrorize, wound and kill defenseless birds for pleasure, and subject their own children to violent hatred of other living beings?

In addressing you, am I talking to deaf ears or to a person so in thrall to the National Rifle Association that he cannot perform his duty as a law enforcement officer of the court? I hope not. I ask you to uphold the law and ban these pigeon shoots in Berks County.

Thank you for your attention to my letter. I look forward to your response.


Karen Davis, PhD, President
United Poultry Concerns
12325 Seaside Road, PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405
Office: (757) 678-7875
Email: Karen@upc-online.org
Website: www.upc-online.org. www.upc-online.org/pigeons

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