On 4/03/06, Jim wrote:
> Makes me feel very sad when people want to hack a birds feathers.
> Sure a light trim if it is necessary but to make a bird bait for
> other birds, and toys to eventually kill to cats and dogs if a
> pet bird is unfortunate enough to get outside,is horrendous as it
> cannot get away if humans decide to mutilate its feathers so it
> cannot fly. Especially ground eaters re Galahs etc. these have no
> chance of survival if they cannot fly at all. It seems strange to
> me how people feel so sorry for handicapped children and people,
> but think nothing of handicapping birds and many other cruel
> things done to animals in the name of "the best thing for them".
> I know what would be the best thing for the perpetrators of these
> acts of cruelty.
Oh and slaughtering them for being 'pests' like you do in your
country of Australia isn't cruel? For those who don't know, it's
called 'culling', it's the legal and licensed killing of Cockatoos
in Australia because they are bothersome to the people of
Australia. They are likened to how some people here feel about
pigeons. You call us cruel for trimming the wings? At least we
don't kill them like your country does! Get off your high horse,
you have no right! Here is one article on culling, but there are
plenty more that detail this horror that goes on in Australia.
Some species have been so reduced in numbers by this killing, that
they may never recover and are rare and close to extinction. And
you dare accuse us of mutilating birds. -Alison-