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Talking Birds

by | 16th, November 2005

‘RELEASE the parrots. Stop questioning them. They won’t talk. As the Sun says, “POLLY IN THE CLEAR”. They have nothing to say.

Let my people go!

Parrots might no longer be riddled with bird flu. The Sun says that officials were wrong when they claimed avian bird flu had been brought into the country by a blue-headed parrot from Surinam, South America.

This still leaves the matter of a dead parrot, and until we find out what killed it, there can be no cause for celebration among parrot kind. Fowl play cannot be ruled out.

And while the news is encouraging for Polly, things are not looking good for mesia finches. The Sun says these birds are the creatures to blame.

The Express says that 53 of these birds are believed to have died from the effects of the H5N12 virus. But we may never know the truth because not all of the carcases have been preserved. No fewer than 10 were roasted in an incinerator.

The Express says that incinerating the birds is a breach of quarantine rules unless authorised by a vet. And the suspicion is that no vet was contacted.

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