Written on: 25/05/2011
Good Points: There were none.
Bad Points: First impressions of the Welsh Hawking Centre when we arrived was it looked like a run down farm yard. When we started seeing the birds I was very shocked in the disgusting conditions most of them were kept in. Some birds were tethered inside small and dirty enclosers while others that weren't tethered lived in dirty and dilapidated pens. They were small, dull and cold looking. Most enclosers were covered in poo and smelt. The Owl pens were the worst. The floors were littered in poo and there was dead rotting chicks left to attract flies. One owl I was very concerned about was sitting on a dirty floor with dead chicks around him. He was dirty and had flies on him.
We didn't stay long but took photos as evidence and I have since contacted the RSPCA.