11 JULY 1931, Page 18


May I ask for the kind hospitality of your columns to plead for those unfortunate sufferers in this splendid summer weather—the caged birds now to be seen too often, exposed to the intense heat of the sun, hanging in their prisons on hot brick walls, without protection ? I trust that this letter may bring home to the thoughtless bird owner the fact that the free bird, living its right and natural life, seeks shade during the intense heat of the day, and that the miseries of imprison- ment are increased by exposing the prisoner to the full rays of the sun, with no cover to mitigate them.—MARGARET BRADISH (Hon. Treasurer, R.S.P.C.A. Caged Bird Poster Fund) 95 Park Road, Chiswick, London, W.4.