Homing pigeons have been around since the world was created, and they have been servicing mankind ever since our brain expanded enough to realize that pigeons will always return home. And these little tireless workers can travel 1500 miles easily, to go deliver our messages as they are returning home. And the only way people used to be able to stop them from returning home, was to shoot them down. And the homing pigeons have given us so much, and yet require very little from us. For one, they only weigh up to 10 pounds, and second they do not need much to eat and drink. And third they do not require a big home. And so they do not impose upon us or our lifestyle. And they have been our constant companion.
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And even God gave Noah the wisdom to use the homing pigeons, right after the great flood to go see if the waters had receded and bring back a small branch. And then after that it was on, and you already know how much of a copy - cat humanity is. Because as soon as one person learns to do something, then all the rest jump on the bandwagon. And also the homing pigeons never seem to complain that we do not pay them for their services, and the stresses that we place them under by attaching weight to their tiny legs, and then expect them to fly cross - country to help us deliver messages. And these little heroes are never been given proper recognition, because in time of war they have saved many human lives, while risking their own. And still delivered the messages that contained badly needed information.
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And so the next time you encounter these little peaceful heroes, the homing pigeons, then please be kind and feed them a little. Because you never know if they weren't the ones who saved your ancestors just so you could be here today. Also, The pigeon as a war hero. In modern times the feral pigeon has been used to great effect during wartime. In both the first and second World Wars the pigeon saved hundreds of thousands of human lives by carrying messages across enemy lines. Pigeons were carried on ships in convoys and in the event of a U-boat attack a messenger pigeon was released with details of the location of the sinking ship. In many cases this lead to the survivors being rescued and lives saved. Mobile pigeon lofts were set up behind the trenches in the First World War from which pigeons often had to fly through enemy fire and poison gas to get their messages home. The birds played a vital role in intelligence gathering and were used extensively behind enemy lines where the survival rate was only 10%. In the Second World War pigeons were used less due to advances in telecommunications, but the birds relayed invaluable information back to the allies about the German V1 and V2 Rocket sites on the other side of the Channel.
Homing Pigeons... Another Reason Why You Must Honor Them: During the First World War a pigeon named Cher Ami (Dear friend) saved the lives of many French soldiers by carrying a message across enemy lines in the heat of battle. Cher Ami was shot in the chest and the leg, loosing most of the leg to which the message was attached, but continued the 25 minute flight avoiding shrapnel and poison gas to get the message home. Cher Ami was awarded the French ‘Croix de Guerre’ for heroic service. Thank you homing pigeons. Dr. James Dazouloute