LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to find out who has been shooting birds at the Long Beach Harbor.
Several photos sent to WLOX News Friday show two pigeons living with darts in their bodies. At least one blue heron has also been shot.
The darts in their bodies apparently came from a blow gun. PETA officials tell us although the birds are still alive right now, they will eventually die from such an injury.
Cruelty to pigeons is a state violation, while the cruelty to the blue heron is considered a federal offense with much stiffer penalties.
PETA is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to a conviction. If you have any information, contact PETA at (757) 622-PETA.