A group sent pigeons into downtown Las Vegas with hair like President Donald Trump and MAGA hats glued onto them in a satirical prank before the Democratic presidential debate, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The group calls itself "Pigeons, United to Interfere Now," according to the report, which spells out Putin, the Russian president Democrats accuse Trump of favoring.
"The release date was also coordinated to serve as a gesture of support and loyalty to President Trump," a group member who goes by the name Coo Hand Luke told the Review-Journal.
The adhesive used to attach the Make America Great Again hats is women's eyelash glue, according to the report.
"It's what women use to put around their eyes for eyelash extensions," Luke told the paper. "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."
The group says it has cared for the pigeons for months at a nearby coup, feeding, bathing, and nursing them to health.
"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 told the Review-Journal. "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."
Stringfoot is an ailment where a pigeon gets its feet tangled. The group desires to make pigeons great again in its Las Vegas-based campaign to bring awareness to the birds.
"Throughout pop culture history, there've been cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Ratatouille, a mouse and a rat," the group said of past campaigns. "Pigeons are commonly known as rats with wings, but they're smart animals with the ability to find their loft from thousands of miles away, and are fast. They often outmaneuver prey birds like hawks."
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