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Pennsylvania: Bird Shoot Ban to be Heard Tomorrow!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Please Contact the Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee!

As was similarly proposed last session, State Senator Patrick Brown (R-16) is once again leading the charge for “animal rights” extremists in Pennsylvania

Senator Brown has filed an amendment to
House Bill 39, which will be heard tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14, in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Simply put, this legislation would criminalize and ban organized bird shoots in Pennsylvania by amending Title 18 ("Crimes and Offenses") of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

Bird 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 bird shooting, but banning all hunting species by species. 

Please contact the members of the Senate judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to oppose this unnecessary piece of legislation.   Contact information for the committee can be found
here.  Also, please contact State Senator Brown and let him know of your concerns with this bill.  He can be reached by phone at (610) 821-8468 or by email at
pbrowne@pasen.gov.

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