As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Do birds have a right to fly? SC to decide

Amit Anand Choudhary, TNN | Nov 21, 2015, 01.58AM IST

The petitioner also pleaded the court to frame guidelines to be followed by the Police for the seizure of birds and animals.

NEW DELHI: Does caging birds amount to violation of their fundamental right to fly? The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide an issue that evokes the theme of author Richard Bach's top selling fable about Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the young gull who broke from the humdrum of feeding and nesting to fully explore his love of flight.

A bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justices Shiva Kirti Singh and Amitava Roy agreed to examine the validity of a Gujarat High Court order holding that birds have a fundamental right to move freely in the sky and this must be respected by not caging them.

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