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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Maybe We Should Feed Them to the Rabbits in Woodland Park?

posted by on March 28 at 9:12 AM

The city of Seattle needs to dispose of 110 parakeets. The birds were seized from a man that lived in a one-bedroom U-District apartment.

“It sounded like a flock inside this apartment,” said Neil Deruyter, a humane law enforcement officer with the Seattle Humane Society, adding that several neighbors had complained. “You could hear the noise from the street.”

The owner, who Deruyter said is in his 50s, admitted conditions for the bright, multicolored birds were less than ideal and the animals were beginning to overwhelm him. He had been collecting birds in his one-bedroom apartment for about five years, officers said.

We would send Brendan down to adopt a few parakeets before lunch but the “Seattle Animal Shelter reserves the right to refuse adoption,” according to the PI, and we don’t think Brendan could pass the background check.

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hmmm, a couple of parakeets would keep my cat busy while I'm at work during the day. I think he's tired of all his lifeless kitty toys.

Posted by monkey | March 28, 2007 9:26 AM

After hearing all the arguments for hunting, I have to say I still don't get it and I think what underlies the purported thrill of it all is not the need for food but rather the need to kill something visibly live. Otherwise, why don't the motherfuckers just grow turnips?

Kiley's on my shitlist for good.

Posted by Bauhaus | March 28, 2007 11:45 AM

Bauhaus, turnips aren't running rampant in Woodland Park, adversely affecting the environment. And, if you're a meat-eater, why grow turnips when there's free meat running wild and overcrowded all over the city?

Posted by Levislade | March 28, 2007 2:06 PM

There's tourists running rampant all over the city too, and I'm told they taste like pork, but people get all crabby when I barbecue THEM.

Posted by One Man's Meat... | March 28, 2007 2:51 PM

Sadly, my instinctive reaction to parakeets now is to feel suddenly really uncomfortable - I'm sure due to that woman who wrote in to Savage Love a couple of years ago about her parakeet-masturbating granny. Christ.

Posted by Darcy | March 28, 2007 9:03 PM

oh my gawd. I'd totally forgotten that one Darcy. A best of Savage Love for sure. Thanks for the horrid memory.

Posted by gnossos | March 28, 2007 9:57 PM

Fuck off with this shit. Seriously, it's offensive. Brendan Kiley = future serial killer.

Posted by Red Wendy | March 28, 2007 10:48 PM

Brendan Kiley and Dan Savage...totally fucking lame. I'm with #7...Fuck you.

Posted by .......... | March 28, 2007 11:00 PM

I suppose if he was really starving, he might settle for parakeet. But there's not much meat on them. A lot of work for very little payoff.

Posted by JunieGirl | March 28, 2007 11:20 PM

Hey, no problem man. I like to cheerfully make the people around me miserable, too!

Posted by Darcy | March 29, 2007 5:25 AM

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