Animal Aid investigators found pheasants kept in barren cages in contravention of the Code of Practice. One dead bird was left on top of the cages, which is a biosecurity concern under the Animal By-Products Regulations. A digital thermometer was left inside the cages for 21 hours. It recorded temperatures (in centigrade) in the high 30s and low 40s over a continuous five-hour period.
Action: Animal Aid contacted APHA about the extreme temperatures in the cages but received no response to the specific question of appropriate temperature parameters.