This week on Animal Instinct, host Celia Kutcher talks all about racing pigeons! Welcoming Deone Roberts, Sport Development Manager with the American Racing Pigeon Union, to the show, she gives Celia the story behind racing pigeons and how they are still relevant to this day. Located in Oklahoma City, she aids the members of the not-for-profit organization share the sport and hobby of racing homing pigeons and has done so for nearly 14 years. Chatting about the pigeons’ lifestyles and how the sport works, Deone explains the ins and outs of getting involved in area race clubs. Along with being an interesting hobby, she goes on to share that the sport actually fosters a community of bird lovers. The American Racing Pigeon Union endorses a mentorship program for experienced members to help beginners ease into the activity. Exceptionally knowledgable about this bird and excited about the sport, tune in to hear this great conversation between Deone and Celia. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.
“The theory is that they detect magnetic pulls of the Earth’s surface, they detect sounds from as far as a state away, and they use the sun like a compass. They are amazing animals!” [8:02]
“It’s a unique person that enters the racing sport – they truly enjoy the birds.” [32:04]
—Deone Roberts on Animal Instinct