PETA alleges illegal gambling on Mike Tyson’s pigeon racing TV reality show

March 21, 2010 at 8:48 am by Terez in Mike Tyson

I was so young should see how fat the pigeon is now..

The retired U.S. champion boxer, a life-long pigeon keeper, stars in the Animal Planet series Take on Tyson – a show about bird racing.  The program pits Tyson and his birds against the best racing-pigeon owners in New York. Now the show is being taken on by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which is accusing the show of violating New York’s gambling laws because it profits from animal racing, TMZ website reports. The District Attorney in Brooklyn – where the show is filmed – told TMZ they are investigating PETA’s claims, which are detailed in a letter. Animal Planet has disputed the claims saying there would be no gambling on the show. But a representative for PETA claims making any money off animal racing (including Tyson’s salary) is illegal. –Daily Telegraph

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