NEWS RELEASE April 18, 2011
Bill to Ban Shoots to be Heard in PA Senate on
Yesterday, Sunday April 18, SHARK documented a pigeon shoot at the
infamous Wing Pointe canned hunting resort in Berks County. SHARK
activist Janet Enoch, who was in sitting in her legally parked minivan
outside the club on public property, was assaulted by one man leaving
the club who repeatedly slapped her and her camera. When he finally
stopped, he called her a "F--king rotten bitch," and then left. Her
assailant had NJ license plates.
Watch the assault against Janet Enoch
"What the Senators of Pennsylvania need to know is that, beyond
the utterly cruel violence inflicted upon animals, is that there is also
a real disdain for women at these shoots," states SHARK President
Steve Hindi. "That a man would readily go up to a woman in a car and
start slapping her around is the disgraceful act of a coward."
This incident is reminiscent of another pigeon shooter from NJ,
Richard Shackleton, who cursed out a PA female activist when he said "go
f--k yourself you rotten c--t," as she was legally videotaping on public
"Those senators working for the NRA to protect pigeon shoots need
to know that these are the type of twisted bully cowards they are
protecting," states Hindi. "And we are going to make sure the
public knows it too."
A short time after the Enoch assault, SHARK President Steve Hindi,
who was legally videotaping the shoot from the public property bordering
the club was assaulted when a man wielding a dog leash whipped him in
the head, striking him with the metal clip, causing a bloody injury.
SHARK strongly encourages the legislators of Pennsylvania to support
SB626 to ban pigeon shoots and finally end this long nightmare of
cruelty to animals and violence to humans.
Watch the Shackelton video here.
Click here for video of pigeons SHARK has rescued.
Picture of Steve Hindi soon after being