Visiting Thailand some years ago, one thing that made me particularly sad was seeing all the birds hanging in small, barren, cages in front of shops. Birds are born to fly – that’s why they have wings – yet, for nothing but human pleasure these sweet little creatures are condemned to this sad life of severe boredom, monotony and deprivation. Of course, Thailand isn’t the only place where birds are caged. Unfortunately keeping caged “pet” birds is an accepted practice all around the globe. Keeping birds – or any animal – in a cage is immensely cruel and should be made illegal.
Source: The Nation Bangkok April 16, 2018 18:00 UTC