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PRICE IS RIGHT: Bob Barker Donates $1 Million To The Movement To Stop Pennsyltucky Pigeon Shoots

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Dead pigeon, 20th & Springarden, October 1st, 2008 [photo by RAY SKWIRE]

DAILY NEWS: Animal-rights activists, buoyed by the donation of $1 million to their cause by former game-show host Bob Barker, say that the money will go to help fight a Bucks County gun club known for its live pigeon shoots. The Philadelphia Gun Club, located on the Delaware River, in Bensalem Township, is “secretive” about the shoots, and protesters don’t know when the next shoot will be but plan to be there to voice displeasure, Steve Hindi, founder of an anti-cruelty group called SHARK, said late last week. Barker, now 86, said in an interview Thursday that he also will take an active role in fighting pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania. Barker said that he would come to Harrisburg himself, if necessary, to urge the state Legislature to pass a law bobbjpeg.jpgending what he termed the “horrendous” practice of using live birds for target practice. Barker, former host of the TV game show “The Price is Right,” and a longtime supporter of animal causes, said that Pennsylvania is the only state in which live pigeon shoots still are legal. Leo Holt, president of the Philadelphia Gun Club, which dates to 1877, and is said to have a wealthy clientele, declined to comment after learning of Barker’s $1 million gift, citing ongoing litigation in the case. Club attorney Sean Corr also said that pigeon shoots are legal in Pennsylvania – although bills to ban them are in committee in both houses of the Legislature. MORE

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