Abusive Responses From A Captive Bird Owner To Me Re My Posts On Animal Abuse On Word Press

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A woman  who calls herself a wildlife rehabilitator and writes under the name Mud Fur and Feathers has posted abusive comments to me re my view on captive animals and on factory farming and pig gestation crates.

She supports those awful methods and owns 6 captive parrots. She calls me sick and disturbed and has written to WordPress to censor my blog entries .

Here’s an excerpt from Animal Australia re captive birds that this woman supports:

Caged Birds

A robin redbreast in a cage puts
all of heaven in a rage.”

— William Blake

For many people the bird is a symbol of a higher freedom we long for. We dream of being like a bird, to ‘soar like an eagle’ ‘be free as a bird’ and have ‘wings like a dove’. We have a wishful envy of the bird’s ability to seemingly fly away from everyday troubles.

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8 thoughts on “Abusive Responses From A Captive Bird Owner To Me Re My Posts On Animal Abuse On Word Press

    Margaret Lynette Sharp said:
    April 16, 2014 at 7:01 am

    I do not like to see birds being kept in cages. They are so much better off living in the wild. Having said that I actually have two small birds as pets. They are budgerigars specially bred for captivity. They simply cannot survive in the wild. Herein lies the dilemma. A responsible owner can give them a reasonable quality of life. They cannot have any existence without human intervention. One might say ‘never breed them in the first place’ and yet as I look at and hear these birds I do not believe that they are unhappy.
    But perhaps budgerigars are a special case. They are small and obviously adapt very well to life as a pet. Contrast this with larger birds such as cockatoos.


    jorobinson176 responded:
    April 16, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I’m the same as you. I also have two Nanday Conures and two Masked Weavers (rescues). They have a cage, but the door is never closed, and they all sleep in baskets at night and zoom around freely all day. I reckon that the majority of people who have parrots treat them really well – they’re not cheap after all, and some just don’t understand or accept that birds can be just as miserable as we can locked up. Some people are just mean though, and happy to hurt or neglect any sort of creature – that’s just so sad, and hopefully with more people getting that animals are really entitled to their own lives, things will slowly change. I’ve always thought of birds as kings of the world because of their ability to fly – it really is a shame what we humans sometimes get up to. Budgies and all birds adapt well to being humans 🙂 My weavers are just the most clever little guys, and totally have a blast every day – they’ve never shown any interest in going out thank goodness. 🙂


      Margaret Lynette Sharp said:
      April 17, 2014 at 4:25 am

      I can see that my budges have actually bonded to my husband and me. Birds seem more than capable of having a meaningful relationship with humans.


        jorobinson176 responded:
        April 19, 2014 at 2:08 am

        They’re a lot cleverer than we realise I think. My weaver birds spend all their time with me, so I get to see what they get up to, and they really amaze me every day. 🙂


    ailsaabrahamwp said:
    April 16, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Oh dear – every time we support one cause, we enrage someone. Stick to what you know to be right.


      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 16, 2014 at 11:28 am

      There are always vocal supporters of on thing or another – true. I totally support not caging birds though. 🙂


    Cynthia Reyes said:
    April 16, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Where is the excerpt, Jo? Just the pix or am I missing something? (I’m half-awake so that could be it….)


      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 16, 2014 at 11:27 am

      There’s more on the site I reblogged it from Cynthia. Morning. 🙂


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