Officials From Third Taiwan Pigeon-Racing Club Prosecuted for Illegal Gambling After PETA Investigation

PETA has obtained records showing that in Miaoli, Taiwan, a police raid of the Xiangshun Pigeon Racing Chapter resulted in jail sentences for two club officials and fines for 16 pigeon racers. Combined with the prosecutions of people from two other pigeon-racing clubs, this raises the total number of people charged to 239—the most who have ever faced prosecution as a result of a single PETA investigation. Take action now to tell the Taiwanese government to ban deadly pigeon races over the ocean!

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