Australia wants to kill US racing pigeon that made 8,000-mile journey over disease concerns

Australia wants to kill US racing pigeon that made 8,000-mile journey over disease concerns

Australian officials are planning to kill a U.S. racing pigeon that managed to survive a whopping 8,000-mile journey across the Pacific. Kevin Celli-Bird said Thursday the exhausted bird arrived in his Melbourne backyard on Dec. 26 and he discovered it had disappeared from a race in Oregon on Oct. 29. The feat first drew attention from local media before Australia’s Quarantine and Inspection Service became aware, according to Sky News. "They say if it is from America, then they’re concerned about bird diseases," Celli-Bird said. "They wanted to know if I could help them out. I said, 'To be honest, …
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