Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pigeon Vendor Linked to Bird Shootouts

Source: UPI.Com

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NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- Humane Society officials have accused a New York vendor of selling pigeons that end up at Pennsylvania gun clubs, where they are killed in shooting contests.

The Humane Society of the United States claims Broadway Pigeons and Pet Supplies sells pigeons to dealers who pass them off for a higher price to gun clubs in Pennsylvania, the New York Post reported Sunday.

Pigeon dealer Don Bailey one of those alleged to have bought birds from Broadway Pigeons, lawyers say

Bailey organizes what may be the biggest pigeon shootout in the country, which starts Thursday and goes until Monday at the Strausstown Rod and Gun Club in Pennsylvania, the Post said.

Officials have not said whether Bailey recently purchased birds from Broadway Pigeons.

The newspaper said thousands of pigeons can be killed during a five-day shooting tournament.

The attorney for Broadway Pigeons owner Joseph Scott said his client doesn't know where birds go after they leave his store.

1 comment:

RockDove said...

I leave my prayer of hope comfort and peace to these poor Pigoens

and may they know theat I and others do not approve ot this

and may they know; if there was any way we could stop this cruelty we would

May the Pigeons find a boeetr life hereafter