According to a recent news story , Senator Jim Inhofe (R) of Oklahoma hosted a political fundraising event at Quartz Mountain Lodge and Resort in Lone Wolf, OK. Contributors paying $500 or more were invited to join the senator for a Friday pigeon shoot and a Saturday dove hunt. The dove hunt was cancelled due to inclement weather, but the pigeon shoot was conducted as planned. On September 5th, attendees stood by with loaded shotguns as live pigeons were hurled into the air one by one. The pigeons were shot down seconds later with little chance of escape. Pigeon shoots are illegal in most states and criticized even by many hunters on the premise that they are unsportsmanlike. Furthermore, many of the shot pigeons don’t die immediately. Some suffer on the field until they bleed to death or their necks are broken by the clean-up crew.
Take Action: Oklahoma residents, write to Senator Jim Inhofe and ask him not to participate in this “sport” in the future.
The Honorable Jim Inhofe
United States Senate
205 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3603