It is not often I eat my words, but it appears I must in this case.
After seeing impromtu interviews and witnessing the release of over 400 doves, I was infuriated-- and very vocal. Sadly, no where did any of the press that the Dove Release gained mentioned that these doves were all recovered after their release.
According to this Facebook page, every single Dove returned home within an hour of their release. If it was known upfront, I think more fans (and people who saw the videos) could have enjoyed it, in the spirit it was intended. But in the end, I offer my apologies for the concern of the Doves without knowing more of the story.
It WAS beautiful, and now knowing they are all safe (and not starving somewhere), I'll rewatch the videos with L.O.V.E.