Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"An increase in divorce petitions in one part of Indonesia is being blamed on the love of pigeon racing"

It's the reverse situation in parts of India, where pigeon racing seems to be in a terminal decline, The Hindu newspaper reported recently.

Locals in south-eastern Andhra Pradesh say the generations-old tradition is falling foul of modern forms of entertainment, with pigeon fanciers finding it difficult to find opponents to race against.

Their version of racing birds is rather different from others, with the last pigeon to return to the coop being declared the winner, not the first.