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Pigeon Racing Banned in South Africa

October 22, 2014
Pigeon Racing Banned in South Africa

The breeding, trading and racing of pigeons is now illegal South Africa. “Activities including the importing, breeding, trading in and translocation of pigeons are now listed as prohibited activities in terms of the Invasive and Alien Species List as published by the department of water and environmental affairs,” the National Council of SPCAs said...

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PETA on the hunt…..ACTION NEEDED!

October 14, 2014
PETA on the hunt…..ACTION NEEDED!

Today, October 14, the Daily Herald published a letter: Goodman on pigeons, written by Jared S. Goodman, director of Animal Law, PETA Foundation, Washington, D.C. In his letter his writes, “more than 60 percent of birds get lost or die after being forced to fly through storms, being attacked by predators, being shot by...

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Mellinger & McKnight Auction

October 14, 2014
Mellinger & McKnight Auction

THIS AUCTION IS CLOSED Normally I don’t comment on pigeons posted for auction, even though I get requests all the time for my recommendations to do so. Today, I’m breaking my own rule. Dick Mellinger and Greg McKnight are offering a draft of quality birds this week on Ipigeon. Two of those pigeons, in...

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Marty Ladin Closeout Auction – Oct. 19th

October 10, 2014
Marty Ladin Closeout Auction – Oct. 19th

Marty Ladin Closeout Auction Sunday, October 19, 2014 Viewing 12:00 PM Auction 1:30 PM Location: FVC Clubhouse 9008 N. Laurel Canyon Blvd., Sun Valley 91352 For further information on birds or phone bids contact David Zarlenga at (818)269-5692 or dkzarlenga@juno.com Marty Ladin needs no introduction. For decades he was a threat on race day....

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Hank Vernazza – A Living Legend

October 7, 2014
Hank Vernazza – A Living Legend

By Charlie Barbiere adonis517@verizon.net This article was first published June 30, 1980, Volume 35 – Number 1746 in the now defunct Racing Pigeon Bulletin and is considered by many to be one of the most in depth article ever published about Hank Vernazza. Charlie Barbiere is a world renowned pigeon auctioneer and over the...

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Heppner & DeCarlo’s lofts destroyed by fire

October 6, 2014
Heppner & DeCarlo’s lofts destroyed by fire

Post made on the Gilroy Fire Department’s Facebook page about the fire that destroyed former NPA President John Heppner and John DeCarlo’s lofts: On Saturday, E47 and Battalion 47 assisted South Santa Clara County Fire Department and CalFire on a structure fire near the intersection of Godfrey Ave and Ferguson Road. Unfortunately, multiple barns...

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