US senator announces end to annual pigeon shoots
August 25, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A yearslong battle between an animal rights group and a U.S. senator from Oklahoma about shooting pigeons has ended with Sen. Jim Inhofe agreeing not to hold the event again.
Inhofe's re-election campaign had hosted annual pigeon shoot fundraisers, outraging Illinois-based nonprofit Showing Animals Respect and Kindness.
In a series of emails released under an open records request Tuesday, Inhofe's team wrote in January and March to an Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation game warden saying Inhofe would stop hosting such events.
"I know this event has caused so...