Pigeon Fanciers In Kabul, Afghanistan

When they were in power, the Taliban banned pigeon fanciers from flying their flocks. Recently, at least six flocks of pigeons may be seen exercising above the dull rooftops of Kabul on a given evening. Read about one pigeon keeper in Griff Witte’s story Pigeons take to the skies over Kabul from The Washington Post.

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3 Responses to Pigeon Fanciers In Kabul, Afghanistan

  1. Pigeon Lofts says:

    Hi Amy,

    What’s the reason for them banning pigeon fanciers from flying? Was it due to the risk of them relaying information?

    Interesting post, I’ll be subscribing!

    – William

  2. Amy says:

    Hi William, I’m sorry I don’t recall the reason from the original article, which is unfortunately no longer available.

  3. little blackbird says:

    Hi William,
    The Taliban banned pigeon flying on the grounds that it could lead to men spying from rooftops into their neighbors’ courtyards and seeing their women unveiled.
    When they announced the ban they actually executed several pigeons on television to prove their point.
    -Sascha

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