TOI - In safe hands: Caught in manjas, 300 birds rescued on Sankranti
In safe hands: Caught in manjas, 300 birds rescued on SankrantiBy Vijya
TNN | Jan 15, 2013, 03.39 AM IST
MUMBAI: Animal rights
and treated more than 300 injured birds, including pigeons, crows
and owls, on the occasion of Makar
"At least 60 birds who got injured after getting entangled in manjas were
brought to our Parel centre. A few of these birds have badly injured wings
and may not be able to fly again," said Lt Colonel JC Khanna, secretary of
the Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA). Of the
60 injured birds
pigeons, three owls and four crows.
The mobile ambulance of the
BSPCA<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/BSPCA>also treated 137
birds on the spot at the Gateway of India Girgaum
Chowpatty, Azad Maidan and other popular kite-flying venues in south Mumbai.
Sunish Subramanian of the Plant & Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) Mumbai,
said they treated two pigeons and two kites in Mulund, Bhandup and Powai
Nilesh Bhanage, the Animal Welfare Officer of
they rescued a bulbul that sustained cuts after getting
entangled in a manja.
"Thanks to media awareness about how dangerous kite flying can be to birds,
the public does seem to be sensitive to the issue and called up helpline
numbers on spotting injured birds,''said Ganesh Nayak of Animals Matter To
The animal group, Ahinsa, also held a bird rescue camp in Malad to provide
medical aid to the hapless avians.
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