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‘Sociopaths’ leave dozens of pigeons dead and wounded after blood-thirsty fundraising shoot

CHRISTOPHER HARRESS: ‘Video footage showing dozens of pigeons lying dead on the ground and others limping was released… by an animal rights group that secretly filmed members of the Alabama Forestry Association taking part in a live pigeon shoot. The video, which was shot legally from a drone, shows a man taking pigeons from a cage and throwing them into the air as participants circled the field waiting to shoot. Footage taken from the ground after the event was over shows close ups of pigeons limping, crawling, as well as many dead…

“We rescued as many as we could before nightfall,” said Steve Hindi, president and founder of Showing Animals Respect & Kindness (SHARK), an animal rights group based in Illinois. “It was heartbreaking to leave knowing so many more were out there suffering. These birds are not eaten. The wounded are left to die slow, painful deaths from their wounds, predation or starvation.” “The people from the Alabama Forestry Association aren’t hunters – they’re sociopaths,” added Hindi…

D.J. Schubert, a wildlife biologist at the Animal Wildlife Institute in Washington D.C., said that in these types of shoots, that have no meaningful purpose, the pigeons often experience excruciating deaths after being wounded. “Many die from infection in the worst way,” said Schubert, who used to protest live pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania. “Hunters should be worried about their image because they look like thugs. Killing defenseless animals from close range for sport is not a good look”.’ SOURCE…

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