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Mutilated for your viewing pleasure

Mutilated for your viewing pleasure

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This Captive Animals Protection Society report This report uncovers the practice of pinioning in zoos. Pinioning is the mutilation of birds' wings to keep them in captivity.
At just a few days old, thousands of birds in UK zoos have the end of one wing deliberately severed.
These birds will never fly.
These birds will never be released to the wild.
These birds have the gift of flight taken away from them forever.
Join the CAPS Fight for Flight at
http://www.captiveanimals.org/birds
This Captive Animals Protection Society report This report uncovers the practice of pinioning in zoos. Pinioning is the mutilation of birds' wings to keep them in captivity.
At just a few days old, thousands of birds in UK zoos have the end of one wing deliberately severed.
These birds will never fly.
These birds will never be released to the wild.
These birds have the gift of flight taken away from them forever.
Join the CAPS Fight for Flight at
http://www.captiveanimals.org/birds

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Published by: Vegan Future on Aug 28, 2013
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Pinioning birds in English zoos
Mutilated
for your viewing pleasure
www.captiveanimals.org
WORKING FOR A WORLDWITHOUT CAGESSINCE 1957
CAPS
Captive Animals’ Protection Society
 
In zoos and wildlife parks up and down the country,thousands of birds stand in large open enclosures,serenely surveying their surroundings. Flamingospick their way delicately through shallow water andcranes stand on slender legs watching the world goby. The occasional flurry of wings flapping is seenbut, strangely, none of the birds take flight.Are these birds simply content with their surroundings,choosing to stay conveniently within the boundariesof the zoo? Do they fly away at times and simplychoose to return, safe in the knowledge they willfind food in abundance and familiar flock mates?Is it a deep connection to their keepers that stopsthem from taking to the air? Or is it somethingelse that holds these birds in the unnaturalenvironment of a UK zoo?
Look closely as wings are spread and you willfind the answer...
Mutilated
for your viewing pleasure
PO Box 540, Salford, M5 0DS, UKPhone: +44 (0)845 330 3911 (local-call rate)or +44 (0)161 869 0020E-mail: info@captiveanimals.orgWebsites: www.captiveanimals.orgwww.irishcircuses.org
The Captive Animals' Protection Society is aregistered charity in England and Wales No.1124436
CAPS
Captive Animals’ Protection Society
 
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“The process of pinioninginvolves the cutting of onewing at the carpel joint, therebyremoving the basis from whichthe primary feathers grow.This makes the bird permanentlyincapable of flight because itis lopsided”
(Rees, 2011) 
At just a few days old,thousands of birds in UKzoos have the end of onewing deliberately severed.
These birds will never fly.
These birds will never bereleased to the wild.
These birds have the giftof flight taken away fromthem forever.

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