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South African Feather Thieves Target Ostriches

Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animalwelfare, cruelty, Ostrich )

- 1901 days ago -
South African thieves are invading ostrich farms and poaching feathers from the giant birds, in a crime that has baffled local farmers, an industry chief said Tuesday.

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Lisa D (21)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:51 am
horrific! the poor birds!

Ellen m (215)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:51 am
I'm not quite sure why these farmers are "baffled", as greed is the cause, by both Iindividuals and the fashion industry.

Now let's hope if the farmers can't protect them better some of these birds get a few good kicks in should it be targeted..

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:54 am
Good to know , thanks Frans .

Sam E M (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:49 am
Some people are so greedy they'll stoop to any form of animal torture as long as it puts money in their pockets.
I hope these thieves get caught, heavily fined and imprisoned for a long time in order to discourage anyone else with the same horrific idea. Even if they are poor, it's no reason to get a living for themselves by inflicting suffering on other creatures.

Veronique L (209)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 9:19 am
Noted with horror...thanks Frans!

Irene S (69)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:33 am
Poor birds! What´s about guard dogs? The ostriches are farmed for meat, I guess?

Christeen A (371)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:33 am
This is terrible. Poor beasts. What can be done to stop this?

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:41 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:23 am
Horrible, heard that they have arrested 5 for this.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:29 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:30 am
Noted, can we humans leave nothing in peace! Poor birds - they have a mighty kick - what a pity they didn't use it on these bastards.

. (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 7:32 am
That's terrible! Those people should leave the ostriches alone and they should be jailed and punished severely.

Farah Hage Ali (153)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 7:46 am
noted, thank you for sharing

Sandi C (98)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:05 am

Ruth M (235)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:17 pm
So called fashion has a lot to answer for always has done but you would think in the 21at century people would've wised up by now but it is all down to money and vanity!!!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:21 pm
Ostrich farms are wrong!

. (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 6:23 am
i absolutly agree with ruth m,thanks ruth,noted thank you for sharing
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