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PETA protests pigeon racing at gated neighbourhood near Mike Tyson's home

There are 3 comments on the Squamish Chief story from Mar 8, 2011, titled PETA protests pigeon racing at gated neighbourhood near Mike Tyson's home. In it, Squamish Chief reports that:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals demonstrated outside Mike Tyson's suburban home to protest the former boxing champion's role in pigeon racing.

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Pigeon Fancier

Waynesboro, VA

#1 Mar 14, 2011
As a pigeon fancier and animal lover my opinion is that the birds on Taking on Tyson are treated wonderful. I see no abuse at all. Homing pigeons love to fly. Any bird in the sky is going to be at risk for storms, predators and hawks. The lofts on the program are clean, the birds are in great condition. The owners love their birds. PETA needs to do some research. Homing pigeons lay two eggs. One parent pigeon sits on the eggs during the day while the other parent is flying or is off somewhere else in the loft. Open any flight door of a loft and the pigeon not sitting on the eggs will be out of there like a bat out of hell. Pigeons do not stay together like a family unit all day long. PETA is going overboard making a big scene about absolutely nothing. They need to be helping pigeons that really need help like the ones that hunting clubs are using for shooting matches. Taking on Tyson is a great program. Hopefully it will spark more interest in this great hobby.
Joe

Waynesboro, VA

#2 Mar 26, 2011
Pigeon Fancier wrote:
As a pigeon fancier and animal lover my opinion is that the birds on Taking on Tyson are treated wonderful. I see no abuse at all. Homing pigeons love to fly. Any bird in the sky is going to be at risk for storms, predators and hawks. The lofts on the program are clean, the birds are in great condition. The owners love their birds. PETA needs to do some research. Homing pigeons lay two eggs. One parent pigeon sits on the eggs during the day while the other parent is flying or is off somewhere else in the loft. Open any flight door of a loft and the pigeon not sitting on the eggs will be out of there like a bat out of hell. Pigeons do not stay together like a family unit all day long. PETA is going overboard making a big scene about absolutely nothing. They need to be helping pigeons that really need help like the ones that hunting clubs are using for shooting matches. Taking on Tyson is a great program. Hopefully it will spark more interest in this great hobby.
PETA is using Tyson because he is a celebrity in my opinion. By using him it may bring in some more donations. The homing birds on that program are NOT being mistreated and PETA knows it or they should know it. All that money wasted on making signs to take to his home when they could have used that money or their time to volunteer at an animal shelter. PETA, what about all the pigeons that are poisioned/exterminated yearly all over the US where were you when they needed help? What about all the hunting clubs killing pigeons by the thousands? Where was PETA when this was going on? I would never donate to PETA. If I was Tyson I would sue them.
pigeon and tyson lover

Mumbai, India

#3 Jun 8, 2011
I am a pigeon lover, I do rescue pigeons, I don't hv much knowledge about them but I like them & in Taking on Tyson program I don't feel ny thing wrong the show apart from ppls passion n love for there pigeons
& I agree with u guys

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