Domestic pigeons http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26911/all en CORRECTED-Hundreds of animals removed from Ohio man's house http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/hundreds-animals-removed-ohio-mans-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects the number of animals in paragraphs 3, 4)</p> <p>By Kim Palmer</p> <p>CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Humane society members wearing protective masks removed nearly 300 animals including pigeons, chickens and rabbits from an Ohio man's reeking house this week.</p> <p>Most of the animals are expected to survive including some that were sick, Sheila Marquis, an officer with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, Ohio, told Reuters on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/hundreds-animals-removed-ohio-mans-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rights Animal welfare Columbiformes Domestic pigeons Ohio Social Issues Zoology Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736725 at http://www.globalpost.com China to vaccinate 90,000 pigeons against bird flu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/china-vaccinate-90000-pigeons-against-bird-flu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> An association of pigeon enthusiasts plans to vaccinate up to 90,000 of the birds in eastern China to help ward off the spread of the latest avian flu.</p><P>Pigeons became a source of concern after one in Shanghai was found infected with the new H7N9 strain of bird flu.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/china-vaccinate-90000-pigeons-against-bird-flu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columbidae Columbiformes Domestic pigeons Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:45:46 +0000 Asianet 5809660 at http://www.globalpost.com Association of pigeon enthusiasts to vaccinate up to 90,000 birds in eastern China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/association-pigeon-enthusiasts-vaccinate-90000-birds-eastern-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> An association of pigeon enthusiasts plans to vaccinate up to 90,000 of the birds in eastern China to help ward off the spread of the latest avian flu.</p><P>Pigeons became a source of concern after one in Shanghai was found infected with the new H7N9 strain of bird flu.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/association-pigeon-enthusiasts-vaccinate-90000-birds-eastern-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columbidae Columbiformes Domestic pigeons Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 07:02:47 +0000 Asianet 5810184 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese businessman pays record price for Belgian racing pigeon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/chinese-businessman-pays-record-price-belgian-racing-pigeon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Chinese businessman has paid a world record 310,000 euros ($398,500) for a Belgian pigeon, highlighting Asia's huge and growing interest in racing birds.</p> <p>The one-year-old award-winning pigeon named Bolt was bred by Belgian pigeon fancier Leo Heremans, a well-known name to pigeon enthusiasts, who sold his entire collection of 530 birds for 4.3 million euros at an auction over the weekend.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/chinese-businessman-pays-record-price-belgian-racing-pigeon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviculture Columbiformes Domestic pigeons Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 May 2013 12:02:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5842777 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese racing pigeon flies across Pacific to Canada http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/japanese-racing-pigeon-flies-across-pacific-canada <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A plucky pigeon that flew across the Pacific Ocean from Japan will be bred by a bird lover in Canada hoping its progeny will be top long distance racers, an animal rescue official said Monday.</p> <p>The pigeon was discovered tired and thin at a Canadian air force base on Vancouver Island in westernmost Canada and taken to an animal rescue centre near Comox, British Columbia where it was treated for a common bird parasite and nursed back to health. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/japanese-racing-pigeon-flies-across-pacific-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviculture Columbiformes Domestic pigeons AFP Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:01:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5866131 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese racing pigeon flies across Pacific to Canada http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/japanese-racing-pigeon-flies-across-pacific-canada <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A plucky pigeon that flew across the Pacific Ocean from Japan will be bred by a bird lover in Canada hoping its progeny will make top long-distance racers, an animal rescue official said.</p> <p>The pigeon was discovered tired and thin at a Canadian air force base on Vancouver Island in westernmost Canada and taken to an animal rescue centre near Comox, British Columbia where it was treated for a common bird parasite and nursed back to health.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/japanese-racing-pigeon-flies-across-pacific-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columbiformes Domestic pigeons Pigeon racing AFP Tue, 25 Jun 2013 07:32:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5866597 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgian racing pigeons fly high on coke and painkillers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/belgian-racing-pigeons-fly-high-coke-and-painkillers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nothing is sacred it appears in the high-flying world of pigeon racing in Belgium, where six birds were found to have been doped with drugs such as cocaine and painkillers, Belgian media reported Thursday.</p> <p>Cycling-mad Belgium is used to hearing of sports stars pumped up on performance-enhancing drugs, but officials are now homing-in on the birds used in a sport which rakes in millions in breeding and prize monies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/belgian-racing-pigeons-fly-high-coke-and-painkillers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviculture Columbiformes Domestic pigeons AFP Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:23:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5969622 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan busts racing pigeon kidnapping ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140708/taiwan-busts-racing-pigeon-kidnapping-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five people have been arrested in northern Taiwan for allegedly kidnapping dozens of racing pigeons for ransom, police said Tuesday.</p> <p>The suspects were accused of setting traps along racing routes to capture the pigeons before demanding up to Tw$10,000 ($333) per bird from their owners in ransom money, the Taipei City police department said.</p> <p>Police arrested the suspects when they were allegedly setting up traps in a seaside mountain near Taipei with nets, cages, slingshots in their possession earlier this week. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140708/taiwan-busts-racing-pigeon-kidnapping-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columbidae Columbiformes Domestic pigeons Taiwan AFP Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:00:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6199408 at http://www.globalpost.com