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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

Jan 17, 2017 Charity Chambers
Jan 17, 2017 Judith Vincent
Jan 17, 2017 Lisa Annecone
Jan 16, 2017 Lisa Sala
Jan 16, 2017 linda shingles
Jan 16, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Jan 16, 2017 Shamane Strader Shooting innocent pigeons is a sport? For losers! I'm a vegetarian but I come from a family of hunters, you never kill what you don't eat! Make it stop
Jan 16, 2017 Alyssa Joy Lunghi
Jan 15, 2017 Nico Sandman
Jan 15, 2017 Susanna Pohto
Jan 13, 2017 Christine Stewart
Jan 12, 2017 Marie Santoro
Jan 12, 2017 Neilia Amato
Jan 12, 2017 dan murphy
Jan 12, 2017 Tracy Birrell Cruel and unnecessary.
Jan 11, 2017 Debra Beck
Jan 11, 2017 Betty Blackburn
Jan 11, 2017 melissa suarez
Jan 11, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2017 Terance Murphy
Jan 8, 2017 Karola Windweh
Jan 7, 2017 Betina Leme
Jan 7, 2017 SHERIN NAGRA
Jan 6, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jan 6, 2017 Christine HENRI
Jan 5, 2017 ibrahim rexhepi
Jan 4, 2017 Nellie Medlin
Jan 4, 2017 Donna L Jones
Jan 4, 2017 Jan Horwitz
Jan 4, 2017 Susan Kruse Those birds were not created for your bloody entertainment! Shooting them for sport is barbaric.
Jan 4, 2017 Rita Schwarz
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Jan 3, 2017 Wendye Kolles
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Jan 3, 2017 Mary Luc
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Jan 3, 2017 Megan Bornman
Jan 3, 2017 Paula Lewis
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Jan 3, 2017 Cindy Martin
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Jan 3, 2017 michelle love
Jan 3, 2017 Jill Heins
Jan 3, 2017 Lily Eshuis
Jan 3, 2017 Christina James
Jan 3, 2017 Ellen McConnell

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