I stumbled upon this video on You Tube. It shows a guy pulling all the flight feathers from a pigeon while holding it in the air by its wing tips. I was appalled and shocked and think this is very cruel. It must cause pain to the bird like us having out hair pulled out? I may be quite wrong, so please correct me. Is this a common and acceptable practice for pigeon keepers to do this? Surely just clipping or taping a few flight feather on one wing would be enough? And the guy said the pigeon was born there and he did not want it to fly away as it is a domestic bird that would not survive in the wild. If it was born there why would it fly away? WARNING... the video may upset some people.