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Re: Reverse pinion surgery
By:The Regal Swan
Date: 28 December 2014
In Response To: Reverse pinion surgery (Anne)

Hi Anne

No, pinioning involves the complete amputation of the portion of the wing responsible for flight. In many states, Mute Swans or other captive swans must be pinioned or the swan owner fined for each swan flying. Additionally, some states will authorize the captive bred swan to be shot if it is seen flying. The Regal Swan

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Reverse pinion surgery -- Anne -- 28 December 2014
Re: Reverse pinion surgery -- The Regal Swan -- 28 December 2014