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Life Changing

By VinceJones  
There is more to this image than you see, this is the start of a journey to create a working relationship to re-develop full trust.

This beautiful male Snowy Owl is at present going through a huge amount of careful re-training as part of a careful rehabilitation program. Why, purely because us humans owe it to him.

Reason for him being with us is because he was handed to us with 25 other birds after they were videod being abused. This was captured through the bedroom window by a caring & observant neighbour who witnessed the shocking behaviour of a keeper punching & kicking his birds. This video evidence even though sick, shows the Snowy Owls life prior to being seen in this image. The video I have mentioned was released to us & can be found on our latest news page, this is not to be viewed by any weak minded person!

The purpose of this shot is to enable us to show the outside how he is now getting on & how happy & contented he now looks. We still have more work to do with him, not just with him but also with the others that arrived with him.

His name by way is 'Tundra' Doesn't he look amazing!!!!!!!

Thanks for dropping by.

Barn Owl Centre

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Tags: General Barn owl centre Snowy owl Tundra

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how awfull. Glad that they are on the road to freedom


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Dinky65 3 1 United States
21 Jan 2013 10:49PM
You made me cry, SadI can not understand how anyone could do such a thing to another living thing.Sad Tundra is impressive and so is this shot of him you have taken.Smile
VinceJones 11 862 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 11:36PM
Sorry to have upset you Dinky, it upset us to!

Life now is moving forward so it can be smiles all round, As we say here, they were rescues but not now.
22 Jan 2013 8:44AM
Nice to see that people still care about our beautiful friends that share our planet...........I hope those responsible were prosecuted and banned for life from owning any animal...........GrinGrinGrinGrin
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 6:14PM
It is a good job there are folks like you around Vince, who are able to take them inGrin
Not forgetting the person who brought the matter to lightSmile

How anyone could harm such a beautiful creature, is beyond me, but unfortunately it goes on all the time, with all sorts of birds/animalsSad

Will have a look later at the video


PS Good exposure work VinceTongue
lobsterboy Plus
12 14.7k 13 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 8:51PM
Well done for the work you do Vince.
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
22 Jan 2013 8:57PM
Well done one Vince - amazing skills you bring to these stressed creatures which allows them to live and trust again.

VinceJones 11 862 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 9:02PM
Thanks everyone for those nice comments, makes the job we do more worth while.

Here's to the many other rescue centres & individual carers that do their best to.

One day the Commercial Run Centres/breeders may respect the birds more by controlling the number of birds they produce & sell. There are just way to many birds out their that are ending up in the wrong hands. If they can control the numbers themselves, when will the regulations come in to control them.
DannoM 8 58 England
22 Jan 2013 9:06PM
great work vince and the photo aint Bad either!
Karrol 8 29 England
14 Feb 2013 10:06PM
So very sad to hear the awful treatment this magnificent bird recieved plus the others - shall not watch the vid due to it probably upsetting but more, anger me. Bravo to the person who reported the abuse and to you and the centre for showing the birds that humans are caring. Should be strict regulations put in place but no doubt this would be at the bottom of the list!

Terrific capture and great exposure.

See you sometime this year.
EmilyAmber Junior Member 8 1
16 Jun 2013 11:47AM
Who could harm such a beautiful creature?
They should be banned from ever having another bird or animal to take care of, thanks to the person who reported the abuse!

Thank you for doing what you do Smile
Tundra is beautiful! great picture,
well done Smile


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