A strange website/company I stumbled on while searching for information on homing pigeons. Their only apparent service is releasing "doves" which are actually homing pigeons at weddings, funerals, and other "special" events. They also do a big release of doves at the opening of Dodger Stadium every year.

For some reason this really creeps me out. I can't exactly put my finger on it but there is something so false and arbitrary about releasing a bunch of pigeons trained to come back at someone's gravesite that really bothers me. Maybe there is just something false about the symbolism here or the idea of a tribute/sacrifice made for someone that you can reuse endlessly.

The site is at www.whitedoverelease.com and, don't worry folks, they do accept checks!

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