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Demonstration against keeping animals in zoos.

As Part of the Captive Animals Awareness Weekend there will be a demonstration against the pinioning of bird. The process of pinioning involves the cutting of one wing at the carpel joint, thereby removing the base from which the primary feathers grow. This makes the bird permanently incapable of flight because it is lopsided.
Nearest station to L.W.W.T. is Barnes which is about 20 minutes from London Waterloo station. Once at Barnes station take a left out of the station and walk down the road passed the cross roads and after about 5 minutes you find Queen Elizabeth Walk which is a path on the right by the Red Lion pub. The L.W.W.T. is about a 15min walk from Barnes station and easy to find.

For more information about the process of pinioning and the work of CAPS see:

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  • Hannah

    Demonstration against pinioning of birds at London Wildfowl and Wetland Trust

    As part of the Zoo Awareness weekend organised by CAPS, London Animal Rights held a protest against pinioning of birds at the L.W.W.T. Pinioning involves the cutting of one wing at the carpel joint, thereby removing the base from which the primary feathers grow. This makes the bird permanently incapable of flight because it is lopsided and is hence is a way of keeping birds in captivity. We arrived at the L.W.W.T with leaflets about the pinioning and gave them to people going to the centre and passers-by. Many people didn't know that this process happened at this site so we will have raised awareness. Similar demos took place at other W.W.T. centres in the UK and CAPS were interviewed on the radio. CAPS have just launched this campaign, to see a report & info about how you can to help stop it go to:

    For info about London Animal Rights go to:

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    Only 4 of us actually, glad I made it given such poor turnout, but we were able to educate a few people.

    One request, about just basic consideration (which I really should not have to remind ppl about!).

    If you really absolutely HAVE to drop out could you at least change your yes reply to a no, as soon as you know you're dropping out, as some ppl did a no show and did not leave their apologies.. which is just not very considerate to Hannah who very ably organised this.

    It wasn't very busy so did not need many of us but we should all be mindful of the possibility that in dropping out it can mean the one person who organised a demo may be left to do it all on their own! So we should all be more supportive of organisers and not commit as a yes if unsure (you can always put a note that you are only a maybe if that is the case - as I did until I was sure I was able to make it).

    Can anyone say that this is an unreasonable request in all honesty?

    April 1, 2013

  • Jessica

    Sorry, I can't make this event now. Hope it goes well.

    April 1, 2013

  • "T" ..

    So sorry.........hope it goes well x

    April 1, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    I hope to make it to this

    March 31, 2013

  • Hannah

    The details for this demo have now been added to this meetup site. For more information about the process of pinioning of birds and the work of CAPS see:

    March 27, 2013

  • March 27, 2013

  • "T" ..

    Will be there x

    March 20, 2013

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