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Witches' Brew: Brew Bits: PETA Is Not Feeling Mike Tyson’s Pigeon Fest

Monday, March 22, 2010

Brew Bits: PETA Is Not Feeling Mike Tyson’s Pigeon Fest

PETA wants to go toe-to-toe with Mike Tyson of his new Animal Planet show, “Taking on Tyson” (tentative title).

PETA sent a letter to prosecutors in New York City asking them to investigate the show. They want prosecutors to look for illegal activity because “it is likely that extensive wagering will take place on the outcome of these races, as it customary in the industry” and PETA fears the birds may be treated cruelly.

In response to PETA’s feather-ruffling, Animal Planet says:
Regarding PETA’s latest allegations, I wanted to clarify that for Animal Planet’s Taking on Tyson show, there have never been any plans for wagering on the pigeon races. We have not yet begun filming but, rest assured, all of the pigeons that we will feature in the program are cherished and respected by their owners, including Mr. Tyson. Animal Planet will honor that respect and care in our production and in how these beautiful creatures are treated.

PETA stays on somebody’s tail feathers, huh?


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At Monday, March 22, 2010 at 9:42:00 PM EDT , Blogger Reggie said...

What is he gonna do, rape the pigeons or something?!?

At Monday, March 22, 2010 at 9:49:00 PM EDT , Blogger Jem said...


iLive for your comments.

At Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 2:28:00 PM EDT , Anonymous L.P. said...

Thanks for that South Park flash-back, Reggie.


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