Discussion in 'Parrot Chatter' started by TomsMum, Jan 9, 2018.
Poor little sweeties wonder if they will be returned to the wild or if they are already too damaged and traumatised to be released .....
How did it get that far though? I mean, 000's of birds found, could not the noise created alert customs before they got to the customs warehouse?
Just reduces me to tears to see this, why oh why are we such a cruel species?
Thank goodness they were intercepted.
it had been known in the past for parrots, and I have seen cockatoos smuggled in tubes, yes in tubes just with head sticking out. The suffering does not bear thinking about.
Sadly humans are the cruellest specie on the plant .
The unfortunate truth is there are still 000's getting through and even more may die on the way. yes Diana The most shocking was the Too's in plastic Bottles so many passed away what a waste of life owing to trying to make money. Cites rules or not they are cases of cruelty and cover all animals. importing of endangered species will need a buyer and to me they are just as guilty as the person whom first caught them.
I saw the toos as well. I don’t think I will ever get that image out of my mind ever!
As you know, I had no interest in pets before Ruby but knowing what I know now, I do think parrots should never have been allowed into people’s homes. Now I know there are many of us who put our birds first and give them the best life possible but for every happy parrot, I’m sure there are hundreds that have had trauma in their life one way or another either through downright cruelty as in this case or from misguided owners - parrots are so specialised. Hindsight is a wonderful thing though and I will put Ruby first now and give her best life I possibly can but I do feel guilty on a daily basis! It’s stories like this that make me sad. It’s supply and demand. People who buy these illegal parrots are just as guilty in my eyes.
Here, here, @Bradders
I will always put Plum first but like you feel guilty for him being here. The saddest thing is that some species will only be available to be seen in homes very soon. Will we be happy when we inhabit a dead planet? We instigate population controls on many species but not ourselves ....
The other huge problem affecting wild parrot populations is deforestation...this is a huge threat to both African and Central/South American species
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