African Grey Parrot Allegedly Found With Severe Feather Loss Deserves Justice

Target: Mr. Shamila Batohi, National Director of Public Prosecutions, South Africa

Goal: Investigate and ensure strict penalties for the individual allegedly responsible for the neglect and mistreatment of the African Grey parrot, and enforce stronger animal welfare regulations.

The SPCA responded to a complaint about the living conditions of dogs on a property owned by a current member of Parliament. Initially denied access, the SPCA returned to find hastily cleaned spaces but reportedly noticed an African Grey parrot with severe feather loss. Despite recommendations from an exotic bird veterinarian, follow-up inspections apparently revealed non-compliance and deteriorating conditions. The SPCA obtained a court order to access the property and apparently found the parrot living in filthy conditions, suffering from severe health issues. The bird was confiscated and received necessary medical care, revealing severe respiratory infection, osteoarthritis, and other ailments.

This case underscores the urgent need for strict enforcement of animal welfare laws to prevent neglect and ensure justice for the animals involved. Take stringent measures to hold individuals accountable for alleged animal neglect and ensure the well-being of the parrot.


Dear Ms. Shamila Batohi,

A recent case has brought to light a deeply troubling instance of alleged animal neglect involving an African Grey parrot on the property of a current member of Parliament. The SPCA reportedly discovered the parrot in severe distress, living in inhumane conditions despite previous warnings and veterinary recommendations. The bird, seemingly suffering from severe health issues, was confiscated for urgent medical care.

This case underscores the urgent need for strict enforcement of animal welfare laws. We urge you to ensure a thorough investigation and hold those allegedly responsible accountable. Immediate action is necessary to prevent such cruelty and protect the welfare of animals in our community.


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Photo credit: L.Miguel Bugallo Sánchez


  1. give these creeps jail

  2. People expect more from member of Parliament. To fond animals neglected is abuse anywhere in the world. Abuse is against the law in civilized societies. The areas for the dogs was lightly improved but the gray parrot not having his feathers shown abuse. These birds are smarter than we humans.
    They live 3 times as long as we do. I do not liv in this country but with all the harm coming to innocent animals I feel people need to be treated exactly as they have treated those they abused. Make these criminals suffer be they worker or Parliament members. Animals need a voice, protection and welfare! NOW!

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