Look, I know Mr Tweety has important bird business to do, and while of course bird law protects your right to bring your avian pets on the subway, I’m just saying that maybe the middle of a bird flu epidemic isn’t the best time to take your bird for a ride on the Shanghai Metro.
Passengers on the Shanghai Metro have expressed concern after several live birds, including a chicken, were found onboard subway trains over the weekend.
A chicken was first found hiding in a braided bag on Metro Line 4 on Saturday. One passenger took a photo using a cell phone and posted it on the Internet, where netizens expressed concern and questioned the Metro security inspections.
Passengers became nervous again yesterday after a woman carried two pet birds in a cage onto Metro Line 2.
Neither the subway operator nor police disclosed what happened to the birds or the people who were carrying them.
Shockingly, the bored teenagers half-heartedly encouraging people to put their bags through metal detectors before entering the subway did not catch the bird owners.