Ban Pigeon Racing & Release in Delta

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Pigeon racing & release has been an issue in Delta for years, and is becoming increasingly more problematic. Every time a race is held, numerous birds do not make it home. They become lost, confused, and are tame, so they easily succumb to predators, starvation and dehydration, if not found. A recent event saw 80 pigeons lost. Many end up at the local shelter with medical issues and external parasites. The collection and treatment of these animals is a huge responsibility, that the city of Delta has taken on willingly, to ensure they do not end up in harms way. Many go unclaimed when owners do not want to step up financially to retrieve their birds.

This inhumane sport needs to be banned in Delta. No animal should endure being lost, starved, dehydrated and preyed upon, just for the name of sport.