Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Callous Hunting Club Ties Live Turkeys to Straw Bales and Uses for Target Practice: Results in 8 Counts of Cruelty to Animals

What a sick bunch of people. I think this clearly demonstrates the typical mentality of a hunter – a complete disregard for any form of life. They actually literally tied up the Turkeys as well, making this a sadistic practice that offered no challenge. They simply lusted to torture and kill and get off on watching it.

From the article below:

“The Elstonville Sportsmen's Association admitted to staking the turkeys to straw bales and shooting them with bows and arrows during a contest, according to the office of the Lancaster County District Attorney.

The club was charged with eight violations of the Pennsylvania Cruelty to Animals statutes including four counts of ill treatment and four counts of offering live animals as prizes in a contest.”

Article:

Club used live turkeys for shooting contest

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070309/us_nm/
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Fri Mar 9, 3:59 PM ET


LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania sportsmen's club was fined $400 on Friday for cruelty to animals after using live turkeys as targets, prosecutors said.

The Elstonville Sportsmen's Association admitted to staking the turkeys to straw bales and shooting them with bows and arrows during a contest, according to the office of the Lancaster County District Attorney.

The club was charged with eight violations of the Pennsylvania Cruelty to Animals statutes including four counts of ill treatment and four counts of offering live animals as prizes in a contest. Lancaster County District Court Judge John Winters fined the club the minimum $50 for each offense after it pleaded no contest to the charges.

"This case sets a precedent that the gutless acts of animal cruelty perpetrated by the Elstonville Sportsmen's Association are in fact illegal," said Keith Mohler of Farm Sanctuary, which campaigns against cruelty to farm animals.

"Anyone seeking to gain amusement from the torture of innocent creatures will be prosecuted and brought to justice."

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