That's why I asked what grounds they are preformed on. Because
simply to make a clipped bird fly right away is rediculous and it
would be totally unfair to put an animal under just for this
For wild birds it would make more sense.
I thought that maybe they did this to be able to fix extreme hack
jobs that lead to inguries, so that with a full wing they can
tailor a safer clip or something. Because, as was stated, it is
reckless to have a clipped bird gain full flight over night.
So, is the whole reason behind this as simple as "making the bird
fly right away"? If this is so, what are these people in the UK
thinking? Putting the bird through so much even though he is safe
because they can't wait for a molt. I was hoping their was a more
medical reason, such as adjusting an extreme clip that resulted in,
say, a split breast or something (where the bird might even have to
be put under to tend to his inguries, and this procedure being
preformed at the same time).
Why are they doing their this to their birds just so they can fly?
I just don't understand their reasoning. They want the bird to fly
because they feel that clipping is (in their words, not
mine) "barbaric", and yet they are resorting to this this (which I
feel is just as barbaric- putting an animal under without a medical
reason) to correct it. I should have seen it right away, that it
was plain and simply to make the bird fly right away. I guess I
was just hoping that it had some medical basis like being able to
tailor a safer clip to a bird that was ingured due to a severe
clip. I guess I didn't want to believe that they would do this
simply due to their opinions.
That is why I was wondering about giving feathers. If it was
preformed for a legitamite reason, like to protect a bird from
further inguring itself. This could not be accomplished by
rendering a flightless bird flighted overnight, but rather by
having the chance to give a more suitable clip while the bird is
already under for treatment of injuries.
It's pretty sad when a bird has to go through this because of its
owners opinions. I never want to see the stats of how many of
these poor birds passed on under anesthetic just because their
owners felt that they should fly. So sad, these people in the UK
should be focussing their money, time and efforts on something else.
I didn't want to bash it before I knew what it was about, but from
your responses I gather that it has no medical basis and is simply
there to accomodate human arrogance. Sick.