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    Please visit a friend of mine

    This is genuine.

    Go to Suk soi 11, Ambassador hotel, 3rd floor, "Bird Paradise" (now't paradise about it, a bunch of caged birds making a din). Go to the 3rd small cage along the row from the door, and acquaint yourself with the red-tailed parrot there. Its my guess that the poor sod has been in that 2m squared cage for a few years now, he is looking his age. He'll dance for you, copy your whistles, and show you some cool tricks, if you have the patience. The staff might have noticed that he has some kind of external cataract on one eye, but they haven't.

    I really want to let him out of his cage, but he probably has no clue how to survive in the wild, so I haven't.

    I'm not nuts, honest. I visit this bird almost every day. Yes, there are greater causes, but they are for greater people. I love life in all its forms, and I hate to see suffering anywhere.

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    Right, where's me hat?

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    Seriously CS, he is worthy.

    I was walking down Silom last night and saw 4 live crabs on a food stall with their claws tied up, wiggling their antanae, waiting to be eaten.

    Stuff like that makes me reconsider everything that is life and humanity (and sushi).

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    Did I ever tell you about my goldfish called Blinky. He got eaten at a party.

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    The world is full of humans (and creatures) who only give up fuck about what happens to their life.

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    That is one thing I will never give up Smeg.

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    If I'm in that place I will be sure to visit.

    I'm not sure what the rules are in Thailand with animals but is there not some authority you could call to take a look at the birds eye? I can not see this possible without landing yourself a huge bill with your name on it though.

    And if there was some kind of authority I'm sure there would be plenty of animals in great condition.

    I'd also sugest donating some money to this poor animal too but I'd doubt the money would go to the bird. I really dont know what to sugest. Is there anything you could do? I'd be sure to help.
    Welcome to the jungle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sensible
    That is one thing I will never give up Smeg.
    Nothing abnormal about that too. I'm sure that those crabs did the same before they were caught and bound....

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    The bird is great. One thing he does is drag his food plate (yeah, a luxury, but he'd have more of a life finding it for himself) a foot from the cage walls and then barges it as hard as possible against the side. Maybe he makes liking a noise, or maybe he is asking for a life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    The bird is great. One thing he does is drag his food plate (yeah, a luxury, but he'd have more of a life finding it for himself) a foot from the cage walls and then barges it as hard as possible against the side. Maybe he makes liking a noise, or maybe he is asking for a life.
    This story is oh so sad

    I wish I could do something. There are many sad cases lke this though I guess.

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    Tsk. This is the nightshift at Teakdoor. *rolls eyes*

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    Used to keep birds. macaws. Wansered around the house and yard, with the dogs. Come home at the end of the day he'd climb my pants, my shirt get n my shoulder and bite me n the cheek, every day. Played with my kids, used to sneak up behind 'em and stell their toys, run off. ate a whole damn tree n my backyard. Had a big cage, we left it open he'd go there to crash.
    Give the guy grapes. Rocky, my green wing, would kinda tilt his head back and squeeze the juice down his throat, eat the pulp then say, "Ooooo."
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    Protests against cruelty to animals

    Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protest against what they claim is the mistreatment of sheep in front of the Australian embassy in Milan, northern Italy, Feb. 17, 2006. (dayoo.com)





    i won't be eating aussie lamb racks again, that's fer sure!

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    ^ PETA are experts on animal cruelty:
    "Police observed PETA employees Andrew Benjamin Cook and Adria Joy Hinkle approach the dumpster in a van registered to PETA and dump 18 dead animals in a garbage dumpster behind a grocery store. Thirteen more were found inside the van. The animals were from shelters in Northampton and Bertie counties. Police charged Cook and Hinkle each with 31 felony counts of animal cruelty and eight misdemeanor counts of illegal disposal of dead animals. These were dismissed on 14 October 2005, and 25 felony charges (22 of animal cruelty and three felony charges of obtaining property by false pretense) brought in their place. The latter charges are based on PETA having euthanized three cats from an Ahoskie veterinarian after promising to find the animals new homes [42])
    Newkirk responded to the media attention with the statement: "PETA has never made a secret of the fact that most of the animals picked up in North Carolina are euthanized." [43] According to PETA's own filings with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 86.3% of the animals in its care in 2004. [44]. Similar filings for the Norfolk SPCA shelter, located 3.5 miles from the PETA headquarters, show that the Norfolk SPCA killed fewer than 5% of animals in its care. The Norfolk SPCA, however, like most "no-kill" shelters, refuses to take in almost any homeless animals or animals that aren't easily adoptable, leaving the burden on other agencies in Norfolk. [45] PETA has defended its actions by saying there is inadequate care for the animals they receive, and that killing them humanely is a better fate then allowing them to live in inappropriate conditions."
    http://www.answers.com/topic/people-...ent-of-animals
    http://www.petakillsanimals.com/

    Sounds like they are in the business of killing animals and raising funds to pay their own salaries. The bastards are so cheap they dumped the carcasses in someone elses dumpster.



    Can you give me height, length and width of the cage? As it is now your bird lives in a two dimensional environ, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry

    i won't be eating aussie lamb racks again, that's fer sure!
    Why not harry?

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    Buy the bird some chew toys. They like to chew blocks of wood.

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    "We wouldn't be caught dead wearing Australian wool"

    They're protesting about the sheep getting hair cuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    Seriously CS, he is worthy.

    I was walking down Silom last night and saw 4 live crabs on a food stall with their claws tied up, wiggling their antanae, waiting to be eaten.

    Stuff like that makes me reconsider everything that is life and humanity (and sushi).
    You do need to get out more often Smeg.

    Crabs, lobsters are kept live all over the world before they are murdered and mutilated in the horrific ritual known as eating. I first saw this bizzare activity while working in a third world hotel, the Adelaide Hilton, simply barbaric.

    And people have kept birds in cages for centuries. My ex girlfriend's mum has 2 massive macaws in a cage in 'West Butterwick, Lincolnshire'.
    It's a give and take situation, if you want to see live birds you have to take away their freedom.

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    I used to do some business with a Rasta man called Sky who kept snakes and parrots budgiregars and other such animals free in his house.

    Used to mess my head up a bit when his fucking boa constrictor would slither past my legs on the way somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa
    "We wouldn't be caught dead wearing Australian wool"
    Yes, its very nasty the way they cut of all their wool and make clothes out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poolcleaner
    It's a give and take situation, if you want to see live birds you have to take away their freedom.
    You are right. Next time there are some in the gardens of my apartment, I'll catch one of the little bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie
    Used to keep birds. macaws.
    There are dozens of huge macaws up there too....God they are noisy

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    I used to have a Kockatoo in Australia (no pun intended Butch ) ....and think they are VERY smart animals.. ...but I hate seeing animals in small cages to the point where going to the zoo sends me into depression for a week..

    well maybe not for a week, but you get my drift, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    There are dozens of huge macaws up there too....God they are noisy
    So are you saying that you do like or you dont like Thai birds, Smegman?

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    I don't think Macaws are native to Thailand.

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