Rescued: The parrots were about to be cooked in a Madrid restaurant

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Rescued: The parrots were about to be cooked in a Madrid restaurant
Credit: Local Police

Rescued: The parrots were reportedly about to be cooked in an Asian restaurant in Madrid.

According to a police spokesperson, on Saturday Madrid’s Municipal Police rescued two parrots that they believed were set to be cooked at an Asian restaurant in Madrid.

The officers were carrying out a routine restaurant inspection when they made a strange discovery in the food handling area of the kitchen. Next to the cooker and a pot of boiling water, they discovered a container that had live parrots inside.

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The parrots are not native to Spain and had no food or water. The officers asked both the owners of the restaurant and the cooks why the parrots were in the kitchen. No one seemed to want to answer the questions.

The officers discovered that the parrots had no relevant documentation regarding their origin so the officers seized the birds as they were not native to Spain.

The birds had been stuffed into a plastic container with no food or water. The parrots were rescued and taken to the Wild Animal Recovery Centre by the Environment Unit. The officers also reported the establishment for serious health and hygiene deficiencies.


 


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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