NCSPCA halts 1 000km pigeon race

2013-10-18 22:25

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Johannesburg - The NCSPCA has halted a pigeon race scheduled to take place from Matjiesfontein, in the Western Cape, to Pretoria on Friday, it said.

"The distance is further compounded by the fact that the pigeons would have to fly across drought-stricken areas, especially in the Northern Cape," it said.

The judge dismissed the organisers' application, and ordered that the race be cancelled.

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