The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) group has urged members of the public to “refrain from harming our native species and provided ways to prevent them from entering your premises.”
In a posting on its Facebook page on Saturday (2 January), the animal welfare organisation posted a video of a myna being tied outside the window of a flat and the owner of the flat refused to release it. This, ACRES said, is the second such case in recent months.
“Several months ago, we looked into a case where a Mynah had its legs tied to the pole of a mop by a member of the public,” ACRES posted. “The bird was left dangling and struggling for a couple of minutes outside the window of his flat before he released it.”
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) was called down to help with the release of the bird in the latest incident, ACRES said.
The organisation advised that there are humane ways to prevent birds from entering homeowners’ premises, which it said included the following:
1. Refrain from having food exposed
2. Hang wind chimes to scare birds using sound
3. Place Scarecrow/Predator visuals
4. Apply non-toxic bird repellent spray
“We urged members of the public to refrain from harming our native species and provided ways to prevent them from entering your premises,” ACRES said.
“We hope that through education, people can learn to live in greater harmony with our native birds.”
Watch he video here: