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Pennsylvania: Ban on Pigeon Shooting Could be Voted on Soon!

Friday, September 19, 2008

 State Representative Daylin Leach Needs to Hear From You! 

As we have reported, State Representative Daylin Leach (D-149) is leading the charge for animal “rights” extremists in Pennsylvania. 

Representative Leach has filed amendments to
House Bill 1543.  These amendments could be voted on by the House next week!  Simply put, this legislation would criminalize and ban 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 with many participants throughout the Commonwealth and around the world.  For over one hundred years, shoots have been held in Pennsylvania by law-abiding, ethical shooting enthusiasts, hunters, and sportsmen who would not tolerate an activity that would constitute cruelty to animals. 
National "animal rights" extremist 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. 

Please contact Representative Leach TODAY and respectfully ask him to cease his attack on Pennsylvania’s sportsmen.  Representative Leach can be contacted by phone at (717) 783-9114, by fax at (717) 787-0861, or email

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