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06/11/2014 05:17 EDT | Updated 08/11/2014 05:59 EDT

3 Teens Charged In Death Of Slave Lake Parrot

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SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - Three teens have been charged after a pet parrot was stolen and later found dead near its owners' home in north central Alberta.

RCMP say Ozzi the parrot was found June 3, a day after he was allegedly taken from the backyard of his home in Slave Lake, about 250 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.

A 15-year-old boy is charged with injuring or endangering an animal and causing unnecessary suffering to the bird and theft of the bird.

A 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy have also been charged with possession of stolen property and injuring or endangering an animal.

The three youths will appear in youth court on June 25.

A Facebook group and online petition called “Justice for Ozzi” has more than 10,000 names.

The couple got the bird ten years ago and taught it to speak English and Arabic.

(CHED)

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