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Is Pigeon Racing cruel?

Animal rights activists have called on the Queen to drop her long-standing support for pigeon racing, accusing the sport of "a culture of ... willful cruelty to birds."According to a secret investigation by Peta (People for the Ethical…

Pigeon racing at the time

Most of the amateurs were laborers who earned only a reasonable monthly salary. With the exception of a doctor, dentist and teacher, most amateurs had to save money to indulge their passion for pigeon racing. Prize money has been kept to…