Hundreds of birds rescued from tiny Berlin apartment

28th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

The birds were found in ‘unimaginable conditions’ in a flat in a depressed district of the former East Berlin and have been taken to an animal rescue centre.

Berlin -- A German animal rights group said on Tuesday they had rescued 464 birds, mostly budgies, from a Berlin apartment measuring less than 50 square metres (540 square feet).

The birds were found in "unimaginable conditions" in a flat in the depressed Marzahn district of the former East Berlin, and have been taken to an animal rescue centre, the Berlin Animal Protection Association (TVB) said.

"Originally people acquire or rescue animals out of love. But the reproduction of the animals means it quickly gets out of control," the TVB said in a statement.

"By the end people are completely swamped and the animals suffer in conditions that are no longer appropriate."

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