U.S. Senator Hosts Pigeon Shoot Fundraiser

Pigeon shoots are uncommon in the US, due in part  to the wasteful and violent nature of the "game."

Pigeon shoots are uncommon in the US, due in part to the wasteful and violent nature of the “game.”

pawsdownPaws Down!
To U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma for hosting a pigeon shoot to raise money for a political campaign.

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

 

2 Responses to “U.S. Senator Hosts Pigeon Shoot Fundraiser”

  1. Pat Butler Says:

    This is outrageously barbaric and savage! Try joining the rest of us in the 21st century, Senator!

  2. Cheryl Vigani Says:

    Senator J. Inhofe, Ghandi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” You have failed my country in the most cruel way. Animal abuse. Shame on you! The U.S.A. needs Senators like you thrown out of your Senatorial position and you deserve and should be charged with Animal Cruelty, and abuse. You should be jailed for years because this is what you, a person that children and adults alike look up to. You are the animal here. And for what? Greed! You call this a fundraiser?
    Get out of politics, you do not deserve the privilege to make decisions for this country. You are a disgusting disgrace. I pray that the Lord teaches you your lessons about being a human being and allows America to see it, in my lifetime.
    Cheryl Vigani


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