Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pigeon Passion

“The passion of his life was pigeon-flying” (29).

Pigeon flying is the sport of racing homing pigeons that have been trained solely for that purpose. It originated in Belgium in 1818 when the first long distance race was held. Pigeons are transported to their starting location and released; they immediately gain their whereabouts and head for their home lofts. It takes around five years for the pigeons to reach their peak flying distances and are able to fly for their entire racing career.

Works Cited:
"Pigeon-Flying." LoveToKnow Classic Encyclopedia. 22 Sept. 2006. 25 Aug. 2008

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