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PETA to Protest Mike Tyson's New Pigeon Show


Animals  (tags: animals, pigeon, pigeon racing, humans, mike tyson, animal planet, peta, protest, birds, wildanimals, ethics, society, protection, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare )

Yrna
- 1271 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
"Taking on Tyson," Mike Tyson's new series featuring his entry into competitive pigeon racing, received some favorable reviews, but an animal rights group is not flying high over the Animal Planet project. Members of PETA are planning to protest



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Cindy C. (125)
Monday March 7, 2011, 1:18 pm
well its a good job the poor things do not have ears with him - stupid man
 

. (0)
Monday March 7, 2011, 2:08 pm
Shame on Animal Planet. As for Tyson, he has a history of bad decisions and this is just one more.
 

Mary T. (186)
Monday March 7, 2011, 6:34 pm
I agree Clarice, shame on Animal Planet.
 

Michelle S. (457)
Monday March 7, 2011, 8:30 pm
I'M ON THE FENCE ABOUT THIS ONE. I'M NOT CONVINCED THESE BIRDS ARE BEING "ABUSED." I NEED MORE EVIDENCE. I DO AGREE WITH ONE COMMENTER AT THE SITE, HOWEVER; I THINK PETA NEEDS TO CAREFULLY CHOOSE ITS BATTLES. THEIR ORGANIZATION NEEDS TO HONE IN ON THE BIG ISSUES; PUT OUT THE FIRES THAT NEED THE MOST URGENT ATTENTION. I'M NOT SAYING PIGEONS AREN'T IMPORTANT! I'M NOT SAYING I KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT TYSON AND HIS BIRDS! I'M JUST SAYING, THERE ARE HUGE BATTLES TO BE FOUGHT AND WON. PETA SHOULD PRIORITIZE. I KNOW I'M GOING TO GET A TONGUE LASHING FOR THIS. I'M JUST SAYIN.
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 3:35 am
agreeing, too, with Clarice.
TY Yrna, noted.
 

Denise P. (65)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 7:44 am
I really can't agree with PETA on this issue. There is no way that these birds are being abused in any way. What a stupid statement....." not force them into a 'race' that tears them away from their families and subjects them to injuries, exhaustion and death" They are birds and birds fly and if they didn't like living at Mike Tyson's place they would have flown away. It's obvious that Lisa Lange hasn't a clue about racing pidgeons and should not be spewing her mouth off about something she knows so little about.
 

AnimalWhisperer Caswell (152)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 11:39 am
I do agree that one should never act without being absolutely certain that facts are 100% correct. It is very easy to "go off half cocked" Michele anyone who gives you a tongue lashing for standing in your own truth is not worth listening to. You carry on doing exactly that, for personal power comes only from standing in our own truth, whatever form that may take. Good on ya girl! In Love and Peace Rosi Caswell Animal Whisperer, Animal/Human Therapist
 

AnimalWhisperer Caswell (152)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 11:42 am
Wanted to send you a star Michele, but I am told I have sent one within the last week. Consider it sent in the Energy! Rosi x
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 4:53 pm
Mike Tyson has been a vegan for 2 years...& i respect him for that.
 

Catherin S. (34)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 7:18 pm
O.O
noted
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 9:41 pm
Shared on Facebook.
 

Aaron Heckerman (29)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:56 am
This is why I donate to everyone but PETA. Leave Mike and his birds alone. They are acting like Tyson just invented this sport that's been around since before he was born. I never heard of PETA protesting pigeon racing before Mr. Tyson became involved. Ridiculous.
 

Priscilla G. (5)
Monday March 14, 2011, 3:37 am
There is nothing wrong with Pigeon Racing, I know several Pigeon Fliers and I want to be one of their Pigeons, they get treated better than most humans, with special diets and all the comforts they need, and all they do is fly home which is a natural instinct for these birds. If you look back into history Homing Pigeons where the way news traveled and many Pigeons saved lives during wartime by getting messages through that would have been impossible otherwise. So leave the Racing Pigeons alone and find a cause that really needs our help.
 

Kathleen B. (272)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 10:00 am
I was afraid that this would happen. Leave Tyson alone. He is retired and this is keeping him from going crazy and keeps him out of trouble. He is not harming his racing pigeons. A pigeon is what got Tyson to start fighting. Some thug pulled the head of his pigeon off. He loved that pigeon. Leave him alone.
 
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