An investigator from the group Showing Animals Respect & Kindness (SHARK) was able to infiltrate the fundraiser, working undercover to capture disturbing video from the event. One by one, pigeons are seen being tossed into the air, flying frantically amid a hail of bullets. More than a dozen participants were involved in the pigeon shoot, as was Senator Inhofe himself.
The SHARK investigator says that a thousand pigeons were involved in the 3-hour-long shoot, many of whom were banded, suggesting they were raised in captivity. A few birds not killed immediately were able to escape, likely to die a slow death from their injuries.