One day I walked past a certain household on my way to musika. I wouldn’t have seen the presence of road runners had it not for the cock that crowed in a way I later thought was to draw my attention🥺. It took me a while to actually figure out where exactly these road runners were in a fowl run that was right in front of me. The fowl run had 2 cages, the upper and the lower, but the lower cage was just like that place reserved for droppings, with height probably less than half a metre. That’s where these road runners were. I had to bend my back a little to get a clear view.
It just didn’t sit well with me. The fowlrun was violating the following simple housing requirements for road runners.
- There was not enough lighting
- No proper ventilation
- No adequate space for movement and exercise.
Most people who breed road runners do them under free-range because they need space but I guess some form of animal cruelty is just ignorance and this is the reason #vaMudhumeni is here to keep you informed.