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Re: Why you shouldn't wing clip yet more info

Posted by Robin P. on 8/13/05
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    On 8/13/05, MKay to Left Coast Dave wrote:
    >
    >> If one could only see the spectacle of a bird comfortably
    >> flying indoors, they would not clip their bird's wings.
    >>
    >> I don't believe in removing the toes from cat feet or chopping
    >> off puppy tails, So, Why Clip Bird Wings? Let's face it:
    > They
    >> are B-I-R-D-S; belonging outdoors in a flock, flying. We
    >> already keep them indoors, many times in solitary
    > confinement.
    >> At a minimum, let's afford them their physical integrity.
    >>
    >> Cheers!
    >>
    >> Left Coast Dave
    >
    >
    > A parakeet,you say? Have you witnessed the spectacle of a macaw
    > or cockatoo attempting to fly indoors? Huge difference. A tiny
    > parakeet is one thing, but think big for a moment.


    I have a parakeet out in my tree out front that's been out there
    for about a week.He's not one of mine,and he won't come down.
    You want to think big,the hawks are circling around,and they'll
    get him sooner or later.
    Declawing a cat is stupid,people do so to protect their furniture.
    Docking puppy tails,similar reasons,cosmetic and aesthetic.
    Bird clipping is done for their own safety,and often for training
    issues.
    And please note,something that everyone who is anti-clip seems to
    miss.CLIPPING A BIRD'S WINGS PROPERLY DOES NOT TAKE AWAY THE
    ABILITY TO FLY.
    It just minimizes the lift and risk of injury or
    loss.
    I hate hate when people compare dogs and cats with birds.It's not
    even apples and oranges,it's apples and satellites.