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Animal rights group slams 'cruel' pigeon races

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Animal rights group slams pigeon races

An animal rights group has appealed to Queen Elizabeth II to stop supporting pigeon racing. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims tens of thousands of birds die during the races across the English Channel. Elizabeth is patron of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association and keeps several hundred racing pigeons on her Sandringham estate in eastern England.AP


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