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Dozens of 'decorated' birds found dead in New Zealand

Jan 10, 2019 - CNN

Dead and injured birds covered in tinsel and other decorations have been turning up in New Zealand, and animal rights campaigners are worried.

The Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said it received up to 30 calls in recent weeks reporting sightings of sparrows and pigeons with tinsel intentionally tied to their bodies.

"Many try to pry the foreign objects off their bodies with their beaks and feet, becoming further entangled and preventing them...