Trapping and caging birds is so uncaring


  • Letters
  • Thursday, 24 Mar 2005

EVERY morning I wake up to the singing of birds around my house. These birds include the cuckoo dove (terkukur), woodpecker, kingfisher, the magpie and others.  

Feeding them, hearing them sing and seeing them dance are entertainment to my family, especially during Sundays and public holidays.  

These birds have added much beauty to the environment around my housing area. 

But of late more and more people are becoming bird lovers. These people trap these innocent birds, particularly the cuckoo dove, and cage them throughout their lives. 

These people’s action not only deprives us of our entertainment but also the birds of their freedom. 

When I approached one of the bird catchers he told me to mind my own business as these birds did not belong to me and that he was not trapping them in my territory. He was rather aggressive. 

Do these people require a permit or licence to trap birds? Which authority can act on them if their activity is illegal? Or is there no law to protect these harmless birds?  

 

K. MOGANASUNDRAM, 

Ipoh. 

(via e-mail) 

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