Animal cruelty charges filed against the Philadelphia Gun Club for two live pigeon shoots in March will be withdrawn Wednesday, the Bucks County District Attorney's Office said.
The Bensalem club was issued five citations for allegedly failing to euthanize five pigeons that were wounded during the shoots along the Delaware River. The birds were saved by an animal rights group. The club has "acknowledged and accepted" its responsibility to humanely kill birds that have survived the pigeon shoot, District Attorney David Heckler said in a written statement. It erected a barrier to prevent birds from escaping from its shooting range and has employees to patrol the river for wounded birds, he said.