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Study reveals parakeets are caged in unhealthy conditions

Creativity unleashed:Members of Animal Rescuers working on the artwork at Brookefields on Saturday to create awareness on caging parakeets.-PHOTO: S. SIVA SARAVANAN
Creativity unleashed:Members of Animal Rescuers working on the artwork at Brookefields on Saturday to create awareness on caging parakeets.-PHOTO: S. SIVA SARAVANAN

Members of Animal Rescuers, a voluntary organisation committed to rescuing birds and animals, on Saturday organised an awareness programme in Brookefields.

The members of the organisation with help from students of CMS Matriculation Higher Secondary School and Sri Krishna Arts and Science College created a huge art work with grains, said Joseph Reginald, a member.

The volunteers used 350 kg grains to create a picture of a parakeet to drive home the point that the birds should be fed better and caged in a healthier environment.

This was after a study the members conducted in Coimbatore revealed that parakeets were being caged in very unsafe, unhealthy ways.

Mr. Reginald said that the members conducted the study in the last six months by visiting places where parakeets were caged and that included houses.

He said lack of awareness was the main reason for caging the birds in such a manner.

He said that the art work was spread over 500 sq.ft. and took 10 members more than three hours to create.

At the end of the event, the members distributed grains to viewers to feed the birds and also gave away posters to create awareness.

He said that the members had also helped in seizing birds from illegal sellers.

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