Auguries of Innocence
To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage..... William Blake
And this is a quote from the RSPCA website ....
"It’s a legal requirement under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, that birds kept in captivity have enough room to stretch their wings freely. But there are a few exceptions, such as when the bird is on temporary display at an exhibition.
Additionally, under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, people who keep birds have a duty to ensure that the birds’ needs for a suitable environment and to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns are met. A keeper who fails to do this, or who causes unnecessary suffering to a bird in their care, may be prosecuted.
If you have information about cruelty to an animal please contact the RSPCA 24-hour cruelty and advice line 0300 1234 999."