An increasing number of Indonesian women are filing for divorce because of their husbands addiction to pigeon racing.

According to the Jakarta Post, an official at the Purbalingga Religious Court in the country's Central Java province says that their office received 90 petitions for divorce in July, a huge increase from June's figure of just 13.

The clerk of the court Nur Aflah said, "Most of the petitioners are wives who have filed divorce petitions for economic reasons because their husbands are too addicted to pigeon racing."

Ms Aflah added that women are annoyed that their husbands spend all day with their pigeons instead of with their families.