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Tyson's Pigeon Show - Gambling Accusations Fly

3/21/2010 2:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Animal Planet and Mike Tyson are the target of an investigation after being accused of illegal gambling -- and it all has to do with the boxing champ's new reality show about pigeon racing.

PETA's Miky Tyson Letter: Click to View!

The District Attorney in Brooklyn -- where Mike's pigeon show "Taking on Tyson" will be filmed -- tells TMZ they received a letter claiming the production violates New York's gambling laws ... because it profits off animal racing.

We're told they're currently looking into the claims.

Animal Planet tells us there won't be any wagering on the show ... but a rep for PETA -- who wrote the letter -- claims making any money off animal racing (including Tyson's salary) is illegal, so the point is moot.

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Haley    

Isn't Mike Tyson a rapist? Why are we still paying attention?
Seriously, WHY SHOULD WE CARE? HONESTLY!?!?!I bet you can't even watch 6 minutes of this without crying.

Honestly, if you can watch even 6 minutes of this WITHOUT crying i'll PERSONALLY send you 25.00 with paypal.

http://evanmarkfilms.com/blog/filmography/withnoonetoprotectthem/

1612 days ago
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glen    

C'mon PETA bitching about the President killing a fly ? is this actually true??? , What the hell, are you people Serious!!! Get a Life Dudes. So when sacrifices were made to god was that wrong too? - You Guys need a new hobby Really No Joke "Wake Up" PETA People. Animals were made by God for human food as were plants. broccoli too when you rip its head off and eat it - or is that different than chickens. Stop wasting your energy adding untruthful accusations you at peta make up about Racing pigeons also, because 99 percent of what ive read on Peatas site is completely made up. You people have no life, you all just think you do.

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