To make wing clipping illegal in the uk

To make wing clipping illegal in the uk

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Guy Breeze started this petition to UK Parliament

Thousands of pet parrots each year in the uk will have their wings clipped. Meaning that the bird will no longer be able to fly. Without flight feathers captive birds would be able to express their natural fight or flight response. Meaning that it can affect the mental health of birds with clipped wings. With mental health in birds it can cause feather plucking, behavioural problems and a general unhappy and stressed parrot.

Not only does it affect the parrots mental well-being it can physically affect the birds health. Without flight the parrots are unable to use their muscles with can cause muscle atrophy. This is the equivalent of a human losing muscle in their legs if they haven’t been used for a long time. 

Unfortunately this is a practice that still happens and it will continue to happen while it’s legal. I’ll leave you with this question... You wouldn’t chop a dogs legs off so the dog can’t walk....So why is it ok to chop the flight feathers off a parrot? 

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