The almost overnight disappearance of hundreds of Liberal Democrat councillors, can't be allowed to happen again, according the the RSPCA.
"it's a symptom of our current attitude to the natural world, that most people are content to see the previously plentiful Cleggus Yellowbirdii limited to just a handful of pockets in the UK." Derek Ford from the charity explained.
"The problem is that many of these councillors have lost their natural habitat. The centre ground of politics has become overcrowded with Labour and Conservative councillors and there's just nowhere for the Liberal Democrats to go."
"We had hoped that having established a toe-hold in Whitehall in London, they might have held on elsewhere, but I think it's proved just too much for them."
The charity's now calling on the Government to establish safe havens for the remaining Lib Dem councillors, but that call's likely to fall on deaf ears.
A spokesman for David Cameron said that while the Prime Minister sympathised with the Lib Dem's plight, he could do nothing to stop what some are predicting the eventual extinction of the Yellow Bird party as a species.
"Besides, Dave's pissing himself over the look on Nick's face." the spokesman continued, amid howls of laughter.