Posted Saturday 19th May 2012 at 12:02 by coal tit
A pensioner in derbyshire who kept over 100 birds in sub-standard conditions escaped jail after admitting a string of animal welfare offences.
the man pleaded guilty to 34 offences after a rspca investigation caught him in possession of
61 live wild birds, he told the rspca he had been
a bird fancier for over 40 years, had wild birds
such as a redstart, marsh tits, hawfinches, skylarks, nuthatches, whitethroats, wheatears,
and a blackcap. A number of parrots, includeing...