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The Pet Bird Crisis

The Pet Bird Crisis

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Published by Vegan Future
An In Defense of Animals brochure.
An In Defense of Animals brochure.

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Published by: Vegan Future on Apr 23, 2012
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•Ratherthanpurchasingbirdsrompetstoresorbreeders,adoptcompanionbirdsromreputablesanctuariesorthroughbirdreerraladoptionprograms.
 
•Keepawatchuleyeonyourlocalpetstoresandreportabuseand/orsubstandardconditionstoyourlocalanimalcrueltyocers.Writeletterstothestoremanagementandletthemknowthatyoudon’tapproveosellingbirdsandothersmallanimals.Letthemknowyouwillboycotttheirstoresuntiltheystopsellingliveanimals.
 
•Seektolearnmoreaboutpropercareandguardianshipocompanionbirdssoyoucanspotandreportabuse.Educateothersabouttheplightocaptivebirds.
 
•Althoughsomedomesticatedbirdshavebeenknowntosurviveatertheirreleaseintothewild,neverreleaseanexoticcaptivebirdintothewild.Innearlyallinstancesthesebirdssuerromtheelements,areattackedbypredators,orstarvetodeathbeoredyinganagonizingdeath.
 
•Writeletterstoyourlegislatorsandaskthemtocreateandstrengthenlawsthatwillprotectcaptivebirdsromabuseandnegligence.
To learn more visit:
www.idausa.org
AllphotoscourtesyoMarcJohnson
Warning: Graphic Photos Enclosed
The “Pet” Bird
In Defense of Animals
3010 Kerner Blvd.San Rafael, CA 94901415-388-9641
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etstoresandbreedersgivetheconsumerthealseimpressionthatahand-edbabyparrotisguaranteedtoremainloveableandcuddlyorever.Captive-bredandhand-edbabyparrotssharethesamewildtraitsastheircousinswholiveinthejunglesandrainorests.Mostbirdswillresortbacktotheirwild,“untamed”stateinothandledregularly.Evenwithregularhandlingandgoodsocialization,aparrotmaybecomeaggressive,territorial,andstartbitingwhenhe/shereachessexualmaturityandhormonallevelschange.Mostretailersandbreedersneglecttotellconsumersthatparrotsexhibitnaturalwildtraits.Screaming,chewing(romurnituretoelectricalcords)andbitingaretraitsthatallparrotsshare.
Millions
oexoticbirdsarecaught,bred,andsoldannuallyorthepettrade.Someothosebirdsarecaughtinthewild.Othersarecaptivebredinunnatural,overcrowdedwarehouses.Bothcircumstancesultimatelyleadbirdstouncertainuturesandmoreotenthannot,tragicandpainullives.Aterleavingthewarehouses,birdsaretransportedunderstressulconditionstopetstoreswheretheyareotencaredorbyyoung,inadequatelytrainedemployees.Somebirdsareletunattendedwithoutoodandwaterorseveraldayswhenpetshopemployeestaketheirdaysooritheycallinsick.Manypetstorestreatbirdslikemereinventoryanddon’tprovidethebirdscomortableenvironments,adequatediet,ormedicalcarewhentheyareillorinjured.
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