Read an article on care2 about NYC shooting defenceless pigeons in the world. Very sad and these countries call them selves first world countries?
All these problems of Pests and high number of pigeons is ONLY and ONLY because all predetors have been killed to. Remove the cats , kill the dogs and then go around shooting pigeon as a sport.
CNN recently reported on the barbaric pigeon shoots which continue to occur in Pennsylvania. The story was brief, but the program Issues: with Jane Velez-Mitchell made the point -- pigeon shoots are cruel and inhumane.
What is a live pigeon shoot, exactly?
Pigeons are captured in places like New York City, where they are considered nothing more than pests, or are bred on factory farms in deplorable conditions -- not unlike the horrors endured by egg laying chickens and puppy mill dogs -- to become fodder for gun-toting humans who claim it is "a sport" to shoot frightened, defenseless birds.
Good question. It appears as though the only answer is… because they can!
Read this great news that Katherine Heigl Donated $1 million for animal welfare. I wonder why our stars dont do SHIT!
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Television and film actress Katherine Heigl said on Thursday pledged $1 million to spay and neuter programs in Los Angeles.
The star of Warner Bros.' upcoming film "Life As We Know It" is kicking off a pet initiative to increase awareness and help curb the pet population crisis. Each year 500,000 animals without homes are sheltered and euthanized in California, costing the state $250 million.
"What's happening is not only inhumane and morally reprehensible, it's economically irresponsible," Heigl said. "Killing is not a solution."
The project is in association with the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, which was named after her brother who was killed in a car accident 24 years ago.
In addition to the contribution to spay and neuter programs, the JDHF will continue to support Learn to be a Best Friend (a training and education obedience program); transport programs moving animals from local shelters where they would be euthanized to humane societies, rescue organizations and "no kill" shelters; and continue to promote pet adoption.
Cesar Millan of National Geographic Channel's "The Dog Whisperer" joined Heigl in the announcement.
"I think we have to work a little harder and call ourselves a dog lover country," he said.