Pigeon shoot video appalls cattle industry magazine columnist
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, October 2012: (Actually published on November 1, 2012.)
READING, Pennsylvania–Video from a September 30, 2012 pigeon shoot at the Wing Pointe hunt club near the Pennsylvania state capital in Harrisburg taken by Showing Animals Respect & Kindness founder Steve Hindi and investigator Stu Chaifetz did not persuade a Berks County judge to issue an injunction against further shoots on October 24, 2012. But the judge “did relay that he would soon be issuing some sort of rules or guidelines that Wing Pointe would have to obey,” SHARK said in a media release.
“The images are stark: men and teenagers drop-kicking wounded pigeons like footballs, stomping on them, slamming them against their heels until they explode,” summarized Philadelphia Inquirer blogger Amy Worden.
. “It’s time for those involved in the meat business, and those who care about responsible animal stewardship as ranchers, feeders and producers, to step up and draw a line,” offered Drovers Cattle Network writer Dan Murphy. “Industry needs to say firmly that events such as the Wing Pointe pigeon shoot need to become a relic of the past.”