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Majestic birds or rats with wings?

Majestic birds or rats with wings?

The ubiquitous city pigeon may not deserve its bad reputation

When Duke Riley was nine years old, he rescued a pigeon and brought it back to his home in Bourne, Massachusetts. Although his mother made him get rid of it, the pigeon kept coming back. He ran away from home at 16, and while sleeping on the New York City streets formed a strong connection to pigeons, thinking of them as his protectors in their large, shared home. Three years later he found shelter in a pigeon coop, bunking with avian roommates for five years. As an artist today, Riley loves caring for his 600 pigeons on his Brooklyn rooftop. More…

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