Definitive proof that Belgian Racing Pigeons are nothing more than coked-out douche bags
Investigation finds Belgian racing pigeons fly high on cocaine and painkillers
By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, October 24, 2013 15:33 EDT
Nothing is sacred it appears in the high-flying world of pigeon racing in Belgium, where six birds were found to have been doped with drugs such as cocaine and painkillers, Belgian media reported Thursday.
Cycling-mad Belgium is used to hearing of sports stars pumped up on performance-enhancing drugs, but officials are now homing-in on the birds used in a sport which rakes in millions in breeding and prize monies.
The Belgian pigeon-racing federation sent samples from 20 birds to the National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa after a recent exchange visit, two Flemish dailies reported.
Although tests on the same birds in Belgium had not revealed a problem, the South African lab did.
“Cocaine in one, painkillers and anti-fever drugs for another,” the newspapers reported.