Monday, August 15, 2016
Florida officials are asking residents to stop spray painting birds
By Jarleene Almenas
on Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 11:35 AM
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is asking the public to stop painting
birds, specifically the white ibis.
The bird is protected in the state of Florida and painting them is not only illegal, it's cruel and can cause serious damage.
Last July, the FWC had to remind Florida residents to also stop painting tortoises and turtles
The white/orange ibis pictured above was taken to Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
and is expected to recover.
If you come across a painted bird, the FWC asks that you call their Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.
Birds don't need your help to look fabulous.