I have seen one-legged birds before that were quite capable of getting
around and looking after themselves. However I think that what Storm was
referring to is that if you aren't sure whether a bird will survive, let an
experienced carer make the call, don't take it on yourself.
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 8:40 AM, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> > > 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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