Racing Pigeons can be worth upwards for $40,000 in The United States! Needless to say, they end up being stolen. However, not everyone who claims to have been a "Victim" of these horrible crimes is really so. We explore the reasons, and situations that can explain why sometimes pigeons disappear. To the heart break of many fanciers, their loved breeding stock can be stolen or misplaced. It is a painful experience we hope no fancier has to endure, the loss of a beloved pigeon. To many disillusioned breeders, no better way to leave the sport than to say they were a victim of a crime.