" The Association of Pigeon Veterinarians, after careful review of the documentation of the Avian Disease
Research Committee of the American Pigeon Fanciers` Council, and the implemented studies of the National Avian
Disease Task Force for Pigeons and Doves, and consideration of the data from the United States Communicable
Disease Center ( CDC ) , we do affirm and testify that to our knowledge, the raising, keeping and the exercising
of pigeons and doves represents no more of a health hazard than the keeping of other communal or domestic pets."
Passed as a unanimous resolution of the Association of Pigeon Veterinarians at the second annual Avian
Veterinary Symposium of the National Avian Disease Task Force for Pigeons and Doves.