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Diane West
New York Tails Magazine

Birds In a Barrel – Where Did NYC’s Pigeon’s Go?

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Love them or hate them, pigeons are a part of New York City’s ever-changing urban landscape. No matter what the season, this resilient bird can be found in flocks far and wide—from your local park to the tops of the most opulent buildings. And while these birds are not universally loved by all New Yorkers (‘rats with wings’ is one of the milder terms used for them) many New Yorkers were shocked and angered when allegations that some of their boids may have been kidnapped off of city streets and sold for pigeon ‘hunts’ in rural Pennsylvania.

At least one group, S.H.A.R.K. (“Showing Animals Respect and Kindness”) is taking on the pigeon shooters. In this week’s episode of ‘Pets In the City’, we interview Stu Chaifetz, an activist with S.H.A.R.K. Listen in for a rather incredible tale of alleged political intrigue, corruption, and animal cruelty in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

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National Pigeon Day – June 2010 – New York City

S.H.A.R.K. – Showing Animals Respect and Kindness Pigeon Shoots In Pennsylvania (Warning: graphic material)

2010 Statement from Pennsylvania District Attorney John T. Adams on pigeon shoots: (Editor’s Note: statement posted on anti-pigeon shoot website)

2010 “Township Attorney Draws Ethics, Criminal Charges For Cursing Another Lawyer” – New Jersey Law Journal, May 19, 2010 (Warning: strong language)

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