Squabbling Over the Pigeon Bill in Pa.

The Pennsylvania state legislature is set to take up the sport of organized ‘œpigeon shoots’ once again. This particularly brutal sport is banned in 48 of 50 states, and the 49th (Tennessee) holds no organized shoots. The state legislature in Pa. won’™t be able to soar like eagles until it shoots down animal cruelty.

Commentary By: Walter Brasch

Dave Comroe stepped to the firing line, raised his 12-gauge Browning over and under shotgun, aimed and fired. Before him, a pigeon fell, moments after being released from a box less than 20 yards away. About 25 times that day Comroe fired, hitting about three-fourths of the birds. He was 16 at the time.

‘œIt’™s not easy to shoot them,’ he says, explaining, ‘œthere’™s some talent involved. When a live pigeon is released, you have no idea where it’™s going.’

Where it’™s going is usually no more than five to ten feet from its cage’¦

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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 by Richard Blair |
Category: Politics - Pa.

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