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What happens when the internet goes down, phone lines are cut and emails can't be sent? Well one of the solutions is to communicate by messenger pigeon! At least, that’s what China has decided, after last year announcing the recruitement and training of a messenger pigeon ‘army’ of 10,000 birds. French MP, Jean-Pierre Decool, has now also suggested that France build up its own carrier pigeon capacity. And the French already have military pigeons, the last of their kind in Europe.