Join the fight for flight

Posted on the 4th April 2013

The Captive Animal Protection Society has produced a new report detailing mutilations that are commonly inflicted on birds in zoos. At just a few days old, thousands of birds in British zoos and nature parks have the end of one wing severed to prevent them from flying.

This barbaric practice – known as ‘pinioning’ – is conducted with sharp scissors, and without any pain relief. Baby ducks, geese, swans, herons, storks, pelicans and flamingos are just some of the species disabled to prevent them from leaving the zoos. These birds will never be able to fly.

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