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Re: Wing Clipping

Posted by Emma on 6/02/05
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    > Owners being irresponsible are not the only way birds gain access to the
    > outdoors. You have been lucky, I hope your luck holds out. And when a
    > bird is startled, they don't always have good aim/judgement. Haven't you
    > ever seen a wild bird fly into a car when something is chasing it? As far
    > as bird proofing ONE room, I'm sorry, but me and most of the people I know
    > consider our birds part of our family and would never consider bannishing
    > them to one room, seperated from us. To us, THAT is cruel. -Alison-

    I never said we banished him to one room, I said we don't let him out in
    other rooms due mostly to the presence of our cat. We wheel his cage into
    the lounge when we are watching TV and I assure you he is very much part of
    the family. He is not "separated from us" as you put it. He looks the
    picture of health and is a strong nosy character. I think you have presumed
    far too much from the information I gave you, and I'll thank you not to
    accuse me of being cruel when you say your birds are part of your family,
    yet you decide to cut their wing feathers to stop them flying. Would you do
    that to a child? Would you make it stay in the same place only able to get
    around by clambering onto its nearest and dearest. No, because it's
    unethical. So is wing clipping, in my opinion. But do not accuse me of being
    cruel when you know so little about how much I care for my birds.