Indonesia pigeon racing is coming back in style. You and I can see this when we are in Central Java, Indonesia and actually anywhere on the island of Java. When I grew up in East Java I really did not see these pigeon races. I think it is a pretty neat sport.
Here is part of the article –
It’s a late Saturday morning and a dozen men are hanging out in a scraggly playing field in Borobudur, Indonesia. There’s a shaded dugout along one edge, and a worn patch of dirt in the center that makes this look like a lopsided baseball diamond. It’s training day at the Lapak Netral pigeon racer club.
The men can spend full days, from morning to night, sitting outside, flying their birds, training them, betting on the winners. Some decoratively dye their birds’ wings or build beautiful cages for them. And they give them unexpected names — like Jack Black.
Please head over here for the full article – http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/11/03/561560174/the-pigeon-racers-of-indonesia
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