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Pennsylvania: Pigeon Shooting Ban Scheduled for Committee Vote!

Friday, March 7, 2008

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled Senate Bill 1150, sponsored by State Senator Patrick Browne (R-16), for a possible vote on Tuesday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 8E-B, East Wing of the Main Capitol Building.  This legislation would criminalize organized pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania by amending Title 18 ("Crimes and Offenses") of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

Pigeon shooting is an historic and legitimate activity steeped in tradition.  It has many participants throughout the Commonwealth and around the world.  Shoots have been held in Pennsylvania for more than a hundred years.  The participants are law-abiding, ethical shooting enthusiasts, hunters, and sportsmen who would not tolerate an activity that would constitute cruelty to animals. 
 
Of course, opposition to pigeon shooting does not come from within the Commonwealth but from the outside.  National “animal rights” groups, led by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), have organized and funded efforts in Pennsylvania and around the country to ban this longstanding traditional shooting sport.  Make no mistake, this isn’t just about banning pigeon shooting, but banning all hunting species by species.  Today, its pigeon shooting, tomorrow deer hunting.  Remember, Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of HSUS has said, “If we could shut down all sport hunting in a moment, we would.”  He has even admitted, "We are going to use the ballot box and the democratic process to stop all hunting in the United States... We will take it species by species until all hunting is stopped..."
 


Please call the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE SB1150. 

Senate Judiciary Committee Members:

State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R-12), Chair
(717) 787-6599
sgreenleaf@pasen.gov

State Senator Mary Jo White (R-21), Vice Chair

mwhite@pasen.gov

 

State Senator Jay Costa (D-43), Minority Chair

(717) 787-7683

costa@pasenate.com

 

State Senator Joseph B. Scarnati III (R-25), ex-officio

(717) 787-7084

jscarnati@pasen.gov

 

State Senator Patrick M. Browne (R-16)

(717) 787-1349

pbrowne@pasen.gov

 

State Senator Jane M. Earll (R-49)

(717) 787-8927

jearll@pasen.gov

 

State Senator John R. Gordner (R-27)

(717) 787-8928

jgordner@pasen.gov

 

State Senator Jane Clare Orie (R-40)

(717) 787-6538

jorie@pasen.gov

 

State Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola (R-15)

(717) 787-6801

jpiccola@pasen.gov

 

State Senator John C. Rafferty Jr. (R-44)

(717) 787-1398

jrafferty@pasen.gov

 

State Senator Lisa M. Boscola (D-18)

(717) 787-4236

boscola@pasenate.com

 

State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-42)

(717) 787-5300

fontana@pasenate.com

 

State Senator Michael J. Stack (D-5)

(717) 787-9608

stack@pasenate.com

 

State Senator J. Barry Stout (D-46)

(717) 787-1463
stout@pasenate.com

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