PETA’s Call for Terminating 'brutal' Pigeon Racing got slashed by Fanciers

PETA’s Call for Terminating 'brutal' Pigeon Racing got slashed by Fanciers

Pigeon fanciers have smacked claims made by animal welfare campaigners to put a ban on the sport considering it to be "brutal" and cruel practice.

A report was published by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) formerly that claims huge casualty rates during races. The report was a result of a two-month undercover investigation. It also claimed that the birds that fly at a slower pace were exterminated.

However, the Royal Pigeon Racing Association has charged allegations on PETA for finding wrong facts. The reviews about the wrong findings of PETA were supported by Terry Luscombe, secretary of the Devon and Cornwall combine of racing pigeon clubs.

Mr. Luscombe said that he loves his pigeon a lot and had put on large efforts on training the bird. He added that the pigeons are similar to racehorses and he had spent hundreds of pounds ensuring the fact that they get proper amount of food.

He had a total of 60 pigeons and had started participating in races since he was 17-years-old. He said that the racing that was going to be held in the current year was postponed for a week considering the cold weather.

PETA suggested that a total of three out of four birds never return home. It suggested 90% looses in the number of pigeon after the races. However, the claims were considered as "ludicrous" by the Royal Pigeon Racing Association.


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