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End this cruelty

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

Regarding "Bird Brains: Why Shoot a Live Pigeon When Clay Would Do?" (June 24): I wanted to thank you for bringing this issue to your readers' attention. The editorial hit this right on the head -- is this a test of skill or just an excuse to pointlessly kill animals?

The National Rifle Association is claiming that passage of this bill will open the door to a complete ban on hunting in Pennsylvania and that the NRA doesn't believe in cruelty to animals. I think these pigeon shoots would strike most people as being a prime example of cruelty to animals (they're basically the same thing as a "canned hunt") rather than a traditional method of hunting.

I would urge anyone interested in seeing this archaic practice banned to contact their representatives in the state Legislature and ask them to support House Bill 1411 and Senate Bill 843.

KAREN HESPELEIN
Shaler

 

 

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