We decided the best way to begin the new year was to deal
with animal abuse. Sunday, January 2, SHARK activists and
activists from a local animal protection group called Kutztown
University Vegetarian Education Group (VEG) documented and
protested outside another vile live pigeon shoot at the now
infamous Wing Pointe.
One of our Angel aircraft was on the job, documenting the abuse.
Suddenly we heard different sounding shots - either a shotgun
with slugs, or a rifle. That was odd since the shoot was
temporarily paused for a cleanup. Furthermore, Wing Pointe
supposedly bans rifles or shotguns with more than small shot.
Suddenly, the Angel dropped from the sky into some
trees. We suspected, but couldn't prove that it had been
The Angel is tracked by computer, so we knew just where it was.
Janet Enoch, and Pennsylvania activist Gloria Senavitis went
onto club property to get the Angel. One of the cowards
grabbed Janet, so the police were called.
This creep grabbed Janet Enoch as she
requested the return of SHARK's Angel. He shoots
the bird of peace and grabs women. Wow. His
momma must be proud.
When Pennsylvania State Trooper Derek Beck arrived, he appeared
to be trying to do his job. When Wing Pointe owner Joseph
Solana Jr. attempted to stuff something inside Janet Enoch's
pocket, Trooper Beck made Solana stop. Then Trooper Beck told
Solana that he should hand over the Angel. Solana refused.
Trooper Beck told Solana that withholding the aircraft could
result in a felony charge. Still, Solana refused. Then,
strangely, Trooper Beck took the matter no farther.
In spite of losing the aircraft, we went on to gather video
documentation of the cruel shoot and the cowardly shooters with
our ground cameras.
SHARK activists protesting the Jan. 2
pigeon shoot at Wing Pointe.
After returning home, we started looking at our video evidence,
and what we found was worth more than gold. Our cameras
proved that our Angel aircraft was shot down. This was no
accident, but rather, a deliberate, premeditated act.
The pigeon shooters thought that they could stop us by shooting
the Angel down. What they didn't know was that the Angel
was transmitting its video images back to us, and that we were
recording everything on the ground. Now, we're posted a
YouTube video of the shoot down which you can see for yourself:
We contacted Trooper Beck to tell him what we had. What a
difference a few days can make in Pennsylvania. The trooper who
seemed to want to do his job a few days earlier now wanted to
get as far away from this issue as possible.
That's what happens in Pennsylvania. The corrupting power of
the pigeon shoot mafia seems to know no bounds there. Crimes
are committed, but the "authorities" do nothing if those
committing the crimes have connections.
Now we are in a fight to retrieve the Angel. Of course, if the
cowardly pigeon killers think we are stopped, they will very
soon find out otherwise.
When it comes to the "Three Cs" of animal abuse (Cruelty,
Cowardice & Corruption), there just seems to be an endless
supply of the stuff in Pennsylvania. When it comes to justice,
Pennsylvania's system seems to be akin to that of North Korea.
The people with clout get whatever they want, and everyone else
is out of luck.
Looking forward, I hope as many people as possible will
join us as we peacefully protest and document the next Wing
Pointe shoot on February 19 & 20. Yes, the cowards
will actually spend two days killing the bird of peace. These
scum ugly clowns are the very definition of despicable.
Speaking of scum ugly, see our latest video about the scum ugly
Show that you really care about animals by taking
a stand against both cruelty and corruption, and joining us and
other compassionate people on February 19 and 20.
SHARK Brings Pigeon Shoots to New Pennsylvania
Tuesday, January 4 was the day new legislators were sworn in.
SHARK showed video in the capitol building in Harrisburg to an
overflow crowd. Being Pennsylvania, not everyone was
receptive, but we sure gave people an eyeful.
Pam Murray and Janet Enoch are ready to
answer questions in front of SHARK's video display in
the Pennsylvania's state capitol.
One noteworthy incident happened as we were loading up our van
after the event. Four ladies in our group were approached
by four men who asked them about the pigeon shoot issue.
What was extremely obvious was that these goons already knew
about it, and that they just wanted to have some fun at the
expense of the ladies.
Once they started harassing the ladies, I stepped up and had a
few carefully chosen words for them. In the end, I told
them that there wasn't a man among them. That shut three
of them up. The fourth clown started whimpering about how
he hadn't said anything, and how I was "labeling" him.
In that case, he also didn't say anything about his three
cohorts harassing the women. I restated my belief that
there wasn't a man among them, and they sulked off like spanked
I don't know what they put in the water in Pennsylvania to end
up with so many poor excuses for men, but that just means that
those with active brain cells and compassion must stand stronger
to make positive change.
Here's the bottom line. The cruel, careless NRA is
everywhere, not just in Pennsylvania. Corrupt politicians
are in every state, not just PA. As the numerous and
varied out-of-state licenses on cars at the pigeon shoots
demonstrate, there are cruel people that come from every state.
The difference in Pennsylvania therefore must lie with the
quality of the activists. There are a few good, strong and
caring people in PA, no question about that. We've worked
with them, and they are great.
Unfortunately, there are a bunch who somehow believe that
ignoring the pigeon shoots, or brown-nosing politicians will get
the job done. Mind you, that approach hasn't worked in
more than a quarter of a century, but I guess these people feel
that if they ignore the issue even more, or brownnose even more,
that will somehow work.
Those people couldn't be more wrong.
If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and
over and expecting different results, those people are insane.
SHARK is pushing forward with the fight against pigeon shoots.
I ask that every activist everywhere do just a little something
to help when possible. Perhaps just a quick phone call or
email to a PA politician when we call for that, or something
else as developments occur. Activists in PA are obviously
in a position to take much stronger action.
It is time to stand up, speak out loud and strong, and
absolutely refuse to consider failure as an option.
The cruel cowardice of Pennsylvania's pigeon shoots
should have been outlawed a hundred years ago, but as I said,
they must have something in the water there. Perhaps some
kind of cruelty/cowardice virus that affects some people.
There is only one cure, and that is compassion. If you
have it, show it. The time for half measures is over.
Steve Hindi and Your SHARK Team
"Kindness and compassion towards all living beings is a mark of
a civilized society. Racism, economic deprival, dog fighting
and cock fighting, bullfighting and rodeos are all cut from the
same fabric: violence. Only when we have become nonviolent
towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves."
- Cesar Chavez, civil rights and labor leader, founder of the
United Farm Workers