Re: Wring its neck!

To: bette <>,
Subject: Re: Wring its neck!
From: Anne & Roger Green <>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 07:46:57 +1030
While I agree in principle with your sentiments, there is justification
for a more tolerant viewpoint.
1. The ID was not certain when the RFI was sent.
2. Some-one relatively new to birding, as I think the sender must be,
deserves encouragement and a more informative reply, not a knock-back.
3. Info on rearing young birds is somewhat generic, so practise gained
with a sparrow (which, arguably is expendable) may one day be useful for
a native bird in trouble.
4. Birds and other creatures in trouble elicit, in many of us, a
protective, nurturing instinct which, even if sometimes mis-directed,
is, I feel, better encouraged than discouraged.
5. One sparrow, more or less, in an area where they already exist, isn't
going to make any difference to the balance of nature.
Regards, Anne
(PS I did reply directly to the sender of the original message, but
we've just changed computers and I don't know if my message got sent. If
not, I apologise. If you contact me again I'll be happy to give you info
on rearing young birds.)
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