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Post: Hows about an amicable disagreement?

Posted by Emma on 6/02/05

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    Wing clipping is obviously a very controversial topic. As
    someone pointed out it is my right not to clip my birds
    and yours to clip if you feel it is in the bird's best
    interests. What I am really against I guess is the clippy
    culture that I have the impression of in America. It comes
    across as "clip or else". Someone raised the point of
    children not closing windows. I can understand why you
    would want to trim the bird's wings in this scenario as
    kids aren't so responsible as adults. However if you live
    in a household with no kids then I find it hard to see why
    you must clip for safety. As I've said, Lucky lives in our
    conservatory (apart from when it's hot in the summer- here
    that's only about 3 days a year!) and he's never flown
    into a window etc. Also he's not allowed into the kitchen
    or any other rooms. I know there are mitigating
    circumstances which demand clipping, but normal pet
    ownership isn't one of them in my opinion.

    My proposal is: I'm not, and neither are you, going to get
    anything out of this chatboard if we argue the toss about
    this. It is highly unlikely that you will stop clipping
    because of what I've said, and I am not going to clip
    Lucky as a result of your side of the debate. I think some
    of this may also come down to cultural differences as I
    think clipping is seen as more of a norm in the States
    than it is here, where it is often seen as abuse.

    I want to agree to disagree with you guys, as I've had a
    lot of help from all of you before regarding general
    welfare and I hope to receive more help in future.

    Thanks for reading

    -Emma



Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Hows about an amicable disagreement?, 6/02/05, by Emma.
  • Re: Hows about an amicable disagreement?, 6/02/05, by Michael L.
  • Re: Hows about an amicable disagreement?, 6/02/05, by Emma.
  • Re: Hows about an amicable disagreement?, 6/02/05, by Robin P..
  • Re: Hows about an amicable disagreement?, 6/02/05, by Emma.
  • Re: Hows about an amicable disagreement?, 6/02/05, by Robin P..
  • Re: Hows about an amicable disagreement?, 6/02/05, by Emma.
  • Re: Hows about an amicable disagreement?, 6/02/05, by Robin P..
  • Re: Hows about an amicable disagreement?, 6/02/05, by Fran.
  • Re: Hows about an amicable disagreement?, 6/02/05, by Emma.