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The Western Australian government removed the restriction of pigeon movements into the State on November 6. The restrictions were the result of the PPM outbreak in eastern states and led to few entries from the West at this year’s National show

Nothing is sacred it appears in the high-flying world of pigeon racing in Belgium, where six birds were found to have been doped with drugs such as cocaine and painkillers, Belgian media are reporting.

Cycling-mad Belgium is used to hearing of sports stars pumped up on performance-enhancing drugs, but officials are now homing-in on the birds used in a sport which rakes in millions in breeding and prize money.

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