The show will follow Tyson as he competes in pigeon races. The former world heavyweight champ has raised pigeons all his life but is a racing rookie.
The show is slated to air next year on Animal Planet.
Network representatives haven't responded to an e-mail sent Sunday by The Associated Press seeking comment. Tyson's representatives can't be reached by telephone.
PETA sent a letter dated March 18 to the Brooklyn district attorney's office requesting an investigation. District attorney spokesman Jonah Bruno says the office is looking into the allegations.