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Pamela Anderson takes on Pigeon-Racing after recent @peta investigation. @PamelaDAnderson

Pamela Anderson takes on Pigeon-Racing after recent @peta investigation. @PamelaDAnderson

a link to photos from the 15-month investigation spanning five states and documenting some of the biggest pigeon-racing operations. She writes “Each year, tens of thousands of pigeons are torn from their mates and babies, packed tightly into crates…” The organization’s report states, “PETA’s investigators found that in many races, which can be as long as 600 miles, more than 60 percent of the birds get lost or die as a result of extreme weather, predators, electrical lines, hunters, or exhaustion.” Races that result in the deaths of the almost all of the birds are known as “smash races” and PETA cites one race in Queens, NY in which only 4 of 213 birds made it back home. They also mention the 2011 American Racing Pigeon Union Convention where 2,294 birds raced in training flights but only 827 survived, and of the survivors only 487 returned by nightfall after the race of 3...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/04/30/pamela-anderson-tweets...

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