Outraged Cayman Islands residents gathered Monday evening to oppose what they called the “senseless and useless imprisonment of a Cayman treasure” after learning of plans to open a parrot attraction in our Islands.
More than 100 birds – including Cayman’s national bird the Green Parrot - will be housed in this aviary that is said to be, “very near to their natural environment,” according to project developer Gerry Dilbert. But according to parrot activists from newly formed do-gooder group “Feathers = Freedom” this simply isn’t good enough.
“We feel parrots should fly free in the beautiful and spacious skies of Cayman,” said activist Jillie McVittie. Those sentiments were echoed by Scotty Beauchamp who said, “We feel parrots should fly free in the beautiful and spacious skies of Cayman.”
At the first meeting of this new socially-sensitive watch-group, seven-year-old Matilda Wackenhut told Cayblogger, “We feel parrots should fly free in the beautiful and spacious skies of Cayman,” while her mother Sarah commented, “We feel parrots should fly free in the beautiful and spacious skies of Cayman.”
Cayblogger asked for a comment from Mr. Gilbert’s Macaw, but its only response was a bunch of unintelligible screeching and squawking, so I’m not quite sure what it was trying to say – but it looked happy, if that makes any difference.
During the meeting, the new group came up with their slogan which is “Feathers = Freedom - We feel parrots should fly free in the beautiful and spacious skies of Cayman.”
The new group also developed its logo which is a silhouette of a parrot flying through the air with a ball-and-chain around its tiny little leg – which as we all know is impossible because the green parrot does not have the wing speed or forward velocity to maintain itself in flight with a ball-and-chain around its leg. Unless of course it’s an African green parrot…but they’re non-migratory, as are balls-and-chains.