Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Stop animal abuse in Lancaster County!

Recently, the media has reported on a live turkey shoot that took place at the Elstonville Sportsmen's Association (Manheim, PA) in September of 2006. This event was the definition of animal cruelty- the turkeys were bound to bales of hay and participants shot arrows at them. As a result of this event, the club has been charged with eight counts of animal cruelty, which could result in a whopping $4,000 in fines.

The Association is very proud of its community participation. The organizations the Association supports need to be made aware of their cruelty. If you'd like to help, below is a list of emails and a sample letter. Feel free to edit the sample letter to reflect your own thoughts. Please use "Elstonville Sportsmen's Association" as your subject line and BCC all of the email addresses at once.

Thanks for your help!

Sample Letter:

The Elstonville Sportsmen's Association website has identified your organization as a beneficiary of their charitable contributions.

The national media has reported that the Association was recently charged with eight counts of animal cruelty, which could result in up to $4,000 in fines, as a result of their September 2006 "turkey shoot" in Manheim, Pennsylvania. In the shoot, actual wild turkeys were staked to bales of hay and participants were given the opportunity to hit the animals with a bow and arrow. If the contestant drew blood, the bird was butchered and given as a prize. These turkeys were certainly not given a sporting chance.

I hope your organization will agree that this event was both cruel and inhumane. As a reputable organization in the community, please inform the Sportsmen's Association that their actions were unacceptable and consider declining future donations.

Thank you for your time.

(city, state)


Organizations the Association Donates to:

Schreiber Pediatric Center, Children's Miracle Network, Hospice Of Lancaster County, Lancaster County Conservancy, Lancaster City Bureau Of Police, Barons Football Booster Club, Lancaster County Youth Conservation School, Cornwall Borough Police Department, The Manheim Athletic Association, Manheim Ambulance Association , Manheim Borough Police Department, Manheim Central Post Prom, Manheim Central Education Association, Manheim Community Farm Show, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Mastersonville Volunteer Fire Department, Manheim Hope & Hose Volunteer Fire Company, Penn Township Police Department, Lancaster, PA Relay For Life, Pennsylvania Dutch Boy Scouts, Special Olympics Of Pennsylvania, United Disabilities Service

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