Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Anonymous Protest


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.
Photo: Annie

1 comment:

RQTKT said...

Interesting how 'inspiration' is born! Your posting and birdcage image immediately reminded me of -- are you ready -- the Damien Hirst exhibition at Lever House in New York (dead sharks in formaldehyde next to a birdcage containing live, singing birds! a sign of optimism). I'm inspired (perhaps profoundly, but not superficially) by many of your subjects in these pages... thanks! David