Pigeons With MAGA Hats And Donald Trump-Style Hair Seen In Las Vegas
Make America Great Again hats and Donald Trump-style hair have been glued to the heads of a flock of pigeons.
Activists belonging to a group called Pigeons United To Interfere Now (PUTIN) have released bizarre footage of the birds being set loose in Las Vegas.
The group has timed the strange 'aerial protest' to coincide with a Democratic debate held on Wednesday night in Sin City for candidates vying for the party's presidential nomination.
PUTIN says it was inspired by a Cold War-era project headed up by the CIA called 'Tacana', which explored using loads of pigeons with tiny cameras to spy on the Soviets.
A statement released by the group states: "The project was the result of months of exhaustive research, logistical hurdles and pigeon care taking.
"The release date was also coordinated to serve as a gesture of support and loyalty to President Trump, who is scheduled to arrive in Las Vegas just ahead of the Democratic Debates, for a speech scheduled at The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters.
The group is led by a person known only as 'Coo Hand Luke' and they built a specially-designed coop to keep all the birds.
The MAGA hats and Trump-style hair was attached to the birds using eyelash glue, which will only last a couple of days.
Coo Hand Luke told the Las Vegas Review Journal that they've taken great care to ensure the birds are healthy.
"We wash them with Dove [detergent] and get the grease off that usually accumulates from being underneath cars or near grease traps at restaurants while they're looking for food," the group said.
"A lot of the time they are found with stringfoot, and we nurse them back to health. A lot of them are malnourished, and we feed them a variety of seeds."
PUTIN says they don't see anything wrong with using glue or fashioning hats to birds and compare it to people who dress up their dogs or cats everyday.
Coo Hand Luke added: "The hats usually stay on for a day or two, depending on the bird's movements. We can also remove them ourselves as they fly back to the coop. They could be gone for a day, two days or a week, but they always come back."
When asked what the motive was behind the weird act, the group said it was mainly satire.
Several birds were found in Las Vegas last year with small, red sombreros, which had been glued on by an unknown person. News of the decorative birds sparked a massive hunt to find them and remove the little hates.
Featured Image Credit: Pigeons United To Interfere Now (PUTIN)