Victory with Federal Regulation

Your right to fly pigeons is protected! The AU Lobbyist, Greg Smith, has championed this cause on your behalf for 20 years. We are excited to announce that the USDA has decided not to regulate pigeon fanciers through the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Greg successfully submitted and posted documents to the Federal Register on numerous occasions. Presenting facts and the variety of ways fanciers self-regulate and offer most humane care of their birds went far to argue that no federal regulation is necessary. Click on the links below to see the ultimate result and a look at the process that began in 2002.

Right to Fly Protected
AU Comments on USDA Regulation