Taiwanese man sentenced to prison and fined 90,000 euros because his parrot injured a doctor | Animals
The man had taken his pet outside in late 2020. While flying, the animal landed on the back of the doctor, who was jogging nearby.
The doctor was so frightened by the large bird, which is 40 centimeters long and has a wingspan of 60 centimeters, that it fell to the ground. He broke his pelvis and dislocated his hip.
The doctor sued the parrot’s owner because he was unable to work for months after the incident. According to his lawyer, as a plastic surgeon he often has to stand for a long time during operations, which was no longer possible due to his injuries.
The Taiwanese court ruled that the owner had been negligent. Her parrot is considered a “big animal” due to its size. Therefore, the man should have taken more precautions.
The owner of the parrot is attractive. He especially thinks that the prison sentence is disproportionate and maintains that his animals are not aggressive. Nothing is known of the fate of the parrot itself.
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