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lestheeagle
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01/08/2020 12:11 pm  

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/31/scandal-strikes-tour-de-france-of-pigeon-racing-as-11-birds-die?fbclid=IwAR1bgfIh_5aX20guqRR13w9tmfuI5cc9vMmORTi9mwq0NrrPrgjYzNGlkok

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Andy123
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01/08/2020 2:14 pm  

I think you’ll find it was 12 that died. They weren’t waiting to have rubbers put on as rubbers aren’t being used this year. The French birds were pulled from the race but to suggest this was anything other than an unfortunate accident is ridiculous. 

The race it’s self is turning out to be a disaster though. So far only 2 pigeons have been verified. Both in Germany and 7 hours apart.


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buster121
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01/08/2020 4:23 pm  
Posted by: @andy123

I think you’ll find it was 12 that died. They weren’t waiting to have rubbers put on as rubbers aren’t being used this year. The French birds were pulled from the race but to suggest this was anything other than an unfortunate accident is ridiculous. 

The race it’s self is turning out to be a disaster though. So far only 2 pigeons have been verified. Both in Germany and 7 hours apart.

Have to agree a tragic accident, seen it yesterday and thought the same

 


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Andy123
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01/08/2020 5:18 pm  

There are a few more back now, 63, a few Dutch birds doing 800+ miles. The German bird is still way out in front nearly 250m/m in front of the second bird. Apparently already been verified though. There are also some French birds in the result so they obviously didn’t pull them all out.

I think this is typical reporting to give pigeon racing a bad name, probably by someone against it. 

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stevekulpa
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01/08/2020 10:02 pm  

From what I heard they used a container that had Ad blue previously in to water birds when they died they called a vet and he couldn't be certain more had not been poisoned so stopped the lot going


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