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Dyed chicks rescued from Dombivli
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Vijay Singh,

TNN | Dec 28, 2011

NAVI MUMBAI: A non-profit animal welfare organization recently rescued 326 newborn chicks that had been dyed different colours and sold illegally in Dombivli (W) as 'exotic birds'.

The chicks were crammed into small cages and sold openly. **S Saurabh** and Prathmesh Nibandhe, volunteers from Plant and Animals Welfare Society-Dombivli, rescued the chicks from a roadside vendor after getting a tip-off from a local animal lover, Paresh Shah.

The practice is common in countries like China, Malaysia, Morocco, Yemen and even the US. These birds aren't dyed after hatching; the embryos are injected with dyes liked hydrogen peroxide, ammonia and food colouring, said Nilesh Bhanage from the organization.


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