Lethal nest materials

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Subject: Lethal nest materials
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 09:40:49 +1100
> > At this point, it became clear the bird wouldn't survive.
> It had spent
> > at least a full day struggling so hard, its leg was broken
> and hung loose. If infection didn't kill it, inability to
> perch surely would.
> > We debated getting it euthanised but decided to let it go. It flew
> > away strongly, towards its parents.
> can I ask all listers to reflect upon the above statement?
> An animal that can not survive, ethically (if not in law),
> must be euthanised. It is not humane to leave an animal to
> die of infection, starvation or predation because one does
> not want to have to make the decision to take it's life.

Would a broken leg inevitably lead to death? I wouldn't know, so I would have 
released it too.

Peter Shute==============================
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