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Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

When I read the news story “Getting back Gizmo: Owner of Youngwood parakeet sues state” (Sept. 10 and TribLIVE.com), I was saddened. Now, I am angry, too.

I understand that Monk parakeets are prohibited because they are a threat to native species and the environment. But what were the chances the bird could breed in captivity in a cage?

The fact that the parakeet was a beloved pet for 26 years should have some weight in allowing its owner, Faith Good, to keep the bird as long as he lives. She more than proved she was a responsible pet owner, as the bird never escaped during her ownership.

The Game Commission is abusing its power and being a heartless tyrant. The bird, Gizmo, can talk. I am sure he has a new word in his vocabulary: “Meanies, meanies” — that's what those who seized him are. Shame on them for being so cruel.

I hope this woman gets Gizmo back. Apparently, birds have more feelings than the Game Commission.

Diane Bialecki

Carrick

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