PETA protests pigeon racing outside Mike Tyson’s homeMarch 9th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar 9 (ANI): Animal rights activists People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals held a demonstration outside former boxing champ Mike Tyson’s home to protest his role in pigeon racing.
Henderson police spokesman Todd Rasmussen said that the PETA demonstration outside 44-year-old Tyson’s gated hillside neighbourhood was peaceful, Stuff.co.nz reported.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that some of the 20 protesters carried signs reading, “Featherweights: No match for a Heavyweight”, and “Mike doesn’t give pigeons a fighting chance”.
Tyson has been a pigeon racing breeder and fan since childhood in Brooklyn, New York.
PETA’s Lisa Lange said the protest followed Sunday night’s debut of the Animal Planet show, ‘Taking on Tyson’.
It features Tyson competing with pigeon racers in the New York City area. (ANI)
- PETA alleges that Mike Tyson's game show encourages gambling - Mar 22, 2010
- Mike Tyson back to Brooklyn for new reality show on racing pigeons - Jan 07, 2011
- Mike Tyson's Love For Pigeon To Be Featured By Animal Planet - Jan 08, 2011
- PETA links Mike Tyson Show to illegal gambling - Mar 22, 2010
- Mike Tyson: pigeon racer - Mar 16, 2010
- Mike Tyson's Show Accused Of Gambling - Mar 22, 2010
- PETA fighting to stop Mike Tyson's reality show featuring pigeon racing - Mar 22, 2010
- I've found happiness with pigeons: Mike Tyson (Interview) (With Images) - Jun 08, 2011
- Mike Tyson Dotes On His Pigeon In Reality Show - Mar 16, 2010
- Mike Tyson gets back in the ring for his new TV show five years after retiring - Mar 15, 2011
- Tyson's love for pigeons mirrors Brando's 'Waterfront' boxer character - Jan 24, 2011
- Mike Tyson to showcase his passion for pigeons in a new TV show - Mar 16, 2010
- Mike Tyson threw his first punch over dead pigeon - Mar 12, 2011
- Mike Tyson Feels Ridiculous, Yet Loves The Pigeon - Jan 25, 2011
- Mike Tyson's first love was a pigeon! - Mar 07, 2011
Tags: animal planet, animal rights activists, boxing champ, brooklyn new york, ethical treatment of animals, fighting chance, henderson police, las vegas review journal, mike tyson, people for the ethical treatment of animals, peta demonstration, peta protests, pigeon racing, pigeons, police spokesman, stuff co nz, todd rasmussen, treatment of animals, vegas review journal, york city area