Today’s news article Today, The Washington Post’s Scott Sumner examines which states are most vulnerable to caging birds.
The Post reported on Thursday that the number of birds killed in the U.S. each year in captivity exceeds 100,000.
It’s the second year in a row the number has climbed, and the numbers are on track to reach an all-time high this year.
(The number of bird deaths is expected to hit 1.1 million this year, the Post reported.)
In the spring and summer, the birds are released into the wild in large numbers, and are likely to congregate in new homes, the newspaper reported.
At this time last year, there were more than 2,400 birds in captivity in the United States, and many are being released in large flocks, Sumner reported.
Many people, he said, will be alarmed if they hear about the number, saying that they don’t know how to care for them properly, and they can cause disease.
But the birds can be particularly destructive when they come in groups, Sumners reported.
“They’re more aggressive than people realize,” Sumner said.
“A large caged bird will do almost as much damage to a house as it will to a dog.
It will rip through it like a house would rip through a carpet.”