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Peta Take On Mike Tyson’s Pigeons: Rescued Cats Lick Lips

by | 9th, March 2011

PETA are taking on Mike Tyson, the pigeon fancier formerly the baddest man on Earth. Tyson is on an Animal Planet TV show called Taking On Tyson. We are told:

Tyson, who once claimed that his former “pet” tigers “liked” being punched in the testicles and face, has now added pigeon abuse to his résumé. Racing pigeons are forced to fly hundreds of miles in all weather extremes as they attempt to get home. The pigeons are vulnerable to both natural predators such as hawks and cruel humans who view them as “pests.”

Cruel humans view these rats with wings, sorry, pigeons, as pests? But that goes for all pigeons, not just pampered racing pigeons. And do endangered hawks prefer racing pigeons for their lean meat?

Peta goes on:

A pigeon-racing industry veterinarian admitted that most lost birds starve to death.

How do they know what happens to a lost pigeon?

Wagers are often placed on the outcome of races, which not only violates many state gambling laws but also means a grim fate for “losers.” Owners have little use for pigeons who can’t or don’t win, and they unapologetically kill slower birds by wringing their necks, gassing or drowning them, or selling the birds to live poultry markets.

Or just letting them go; or serving them to rescued cats …


Spotter : Karen

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