Suburban Phila gun club resumes pigeon shoot

    An animal rights activist says a suburban gun club has broken its promise not to shoot pigeons on its property. Meanwhile county officials are taking a wait and see attitude.

    An animal rights activist says a suburban gun club has broken its promise not to shoot pigeons on its property. Meanwhile county officials are taking a wait and see attitude.

    The Philadelphia Gun Club had reached an agreement in the Spring with Bensalem Township to stop shooting pigeons at its property, but animal rights activist Elissa Katz says she was summoned to a neighboring property when the shooting resumed on earlier this month.

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    Katz: I saw numerous birds getting wounded, they would flutter in the air and they would be shot and they wouldn’t fall to the ground they would flutter up into the trees, but in not in a normal flight pattern, they were clearly wounded. and then they would perch on a tree and flutter off not on the gun club property but elsewhere.

    Bensalem Township officials say they are not filing any charges at this time but are watching how a lawsuit involving a similar pigeon shooting in Pike County is resolved.

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