A few weeks ago, an anonymous animal lover taped a protest letter to the window of one of the houses in my Amsterdam neighbourhood. It reads:
“How long must this innocent little creature stay locked up in its tiny cage without a mate?
This is worse than locking up a criminal, who at least is let out of his cell occasionally.
Please listen to your heart. Buy him a larger cage and a mate. This will make him happier than he is right now.
Would you want to live like this?????
Imagine you have wings
and are not allowed to fly!!!!”
The letter was immediately removed. The bird is still alone in its cage.