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Pro-animal groups appeal to pope over dove attack
AP ^ | 1/27/2014 | FRANCES D'EMILIO

Posted on 01/28/2014 1:51:19 AM PST by markomalley

Animal rights groups on Monday appealed to Pope Francis to end the practice of releasing doves from a Vatican window overlooking St. Peter's Square, a day after a pair of the peace symbols were attacked by a seagull and crow while a crowd including thousands of children watched below.

The National Animal Protection Agency published an open letter Monday reminding Francis that domesticated doves are easy prey for predators like gulls.

Gulls nest atop the colonnade of St. Peter's Square, near the Tiber River, and scavenge for garbage in Rome. The animal protection agency, known as ENPA, said freeing doves in Rome is like "condemning them to certain death."

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The practice of releasing doves is just an idiotic bit of symbolism over substance. But if animal rights group oppose it, maybe it's not so bad.
1 posted on 01/28/2014 1:51:19 AM PST by markomalley
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It’s kinda’ really stupid of them when you think about it. What did they expect to happen?

Don’t worry though, they have plenty of money to buy more doves.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 1:54:19 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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I had to look to see if this was Semt Semi Satyrical News or something.

THEN I realized it was a real report a day or two ago.

THIS is why FR should NEVER allow satire to be published .... unless it has something to do with Jabberwockies.

3 posted on 01/28/2014 1:56:24 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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It’s kinda’ really stupid of them when you think about it. What did they expect to happen?

Think of it as an allegory: lofty idealism getting bit in the wing a$$ by the the flying rats of the real world.

4 posted on 01/28/2014 1:58:30 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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5 posted on 01/28/2014 2:12:13 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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Pro-predatory animal rights groups demand that the pope release more flying morsels. “It is pure carnophobia to discriminate based on eating habits” announced Crows Acting Really Naturally In Viewing Organisms as Raw Edibles.
6 posted on 01/28/2014 4:23:16 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, the other, other, other white meat...


7 posted on 01/28/2014 4:56:28 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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The practice of releasing doves is just an idiotic bit of symbolism over substance. But if animal rights group oppose it, maybe it's not so bad.

Maybe this is a papal ministry to the seagulls. Feed the birds! Tuppence a bag....
2013:Pope's dove of peace almost ends in pieces: Seagull attacks bird
2014: Birds attack peace doves freed from Pope Francis' window

8 posted on 01/28/2014 5:16:19 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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