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Challenge from the Spokane RPC

April 18, 2013
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Challenge from the Spokane RPC

We as the Spokane Racing Pigeon Club voted to donate $500 to the AU Legal Defense Fund, to help Karen, Rick and Jim in the legal battle in OK, we would like to make a friendly challenge to every club in the USA (AU, IF, NPA) to meet or beat our donation. We feel this...

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Sport Talk – Charlie Barbiere

April 15, 2013
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Sport Talk – Charlie Barbiere

Sport Talk Article by – Tom Smith I have been friends with Charlie Barbiere for 35 years. When I organized international auctions in America many years ago for fliers such as Emiel Denys, G & M Vanhee, Leopold Coudou, Roger Timmermans, Hans Eijerkamp, etc., I hired Charlie as my auctioneer because I saw in...

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American Pigeon Museum Update

April 3, 2013
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American Pigeon Museum Update

Rick Barker, Public Relations Chairman of the American Pigeon Museum also known as the World of Wings (WOW) has recently emailed several friends of the WOW with an update about the completion of the museum located in Oklahoma. Rick states “The most recent photos of the museum interior.  We’ve come a long way and...

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Special Message from Rick Mardis

April 1, 2013
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Special Message from Rick Mardis

Rick Mardis, owner of Continental Breeding Stations (CBS) posted the below announcement on his website: As many of you know, Karen Clifton, Jim Steele and myself have been charged with criminal offenses for running the AU Convention in 2010 in Oklahoma City. We all face serious consequences and a costly legal battle. Thanks to...

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What is Infrasoud and how does it affect the homing ability

March 29, 2013
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What is Infrasoud and how does it affect the homing ability

Rebecca Rosen who writes for The Atlantic published an article recently titled “The Case of the Disappearing Homing Pigeons,” where Cornell professor William T. Keeton’s research into the effects of infrasound has on homing pigeons ability to home properly. Infrasound is defined as low-frequency sound, is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 Hz...

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PETA killed more than 1,600 cats and dogs….

March 21, 2013
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PETA killed more than 1,600 cats and dogs….

  From the Editors Desk In light of the recent charges filed by the Oklahoma County District Court against the American Racing Pigeon Unions (AU) Executive Director at the urging of the animal rights extremist Group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) I thought fanciers would find it interesting to read the...

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The story of Ed Oshaben’s True Trentons

March 14, 2013
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The story of Ed Oshaben’s True Trentons

Ed Oshaben passed away November 10, 2002. He wrote the following story the night before he had his stroke. I started with my first Trenton in 1933 at the age of 10. I bought my first Trenton at the Chicken Market for 35 cents. All I knew was that it was a Homer. His...

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PETA’s Campaign Against Pigeon Racing

March 4, 2013
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PETA’s Campaign Against Pigeon Racing

The animal rights extremist group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has dropped its campaign against pigeon racing from its ‘Action Alerts’ section on their website. However, they still do list their campaign “Pigeon Racing – The Deadliest Marathons” in their ‘Features’ section. The change is significant because PETA has more or...

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Tournament of Champions FINAL Results– Las Vegas

February 28, 2013
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Tournament of Champions FINAL Results– Las Vegas

The Tournament of Champions final race was released on February 23, 013 from San Louis Rio, Arizona at 7am into sunny skies, wind from the SSW between 5-8 mph and 46 degrees. 152 birds were released with 109 clocking on the day from 286 miles flying over some of the most remote country in...

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Alex Cruz – I.F. Interview for 2012 Champion Flyer

February 27, 2013
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Alex Cruz – I.F. Interview for 2012 Champion Flyer

By: Charlie Barbiere, I.F. Publicity I was born in The South Bronx, N.Y. When I was about 15 yrs. Old I became fascinated with my neighbor who had pigeons in an empty lot cross the street. My mother later game me permission to have a window coop in my bedroom. As I got older,...

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