CULTURE Dancing with pigeons

CULTURE

Dancing with pigeons

People's Daily online

12:31, August 14, 2018

This gramp can summon a flock of pigeons with a simple shout: "Come!"

Just like that, 63-year-old Xu Jianyun is surrounded by pigeons like a BOSS. People with less experience would instantly scare the doves away. But with some corn in his hand, Xu can attract them onto both his outstretched arms and even onto his head to peck the food there. His pigeon showcase has become a popular tour sight to behold in Tengtou Village, Ningbo City, Zhejiang province of Eastern China, demonstrating harmony between mankind and animals in the local area.

"I've been training pigeons for over a decade. They enjoy my company and I enjoy theirs. I do this to promote the idea of animal protection and let people know how important it is for us to maintain a harmonious relationship with nature." said Xu.

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