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malachiLove and sanctuary bring healing to profound loss.        Posted Feb 13, 2014

 As always, day was born in the quiet tension between dark and light—night reluctant to give up her secrets, morning impatient to throw off the covers. The forest remained hostage to this uncertainty of contradiction until the piping of early risers broke the impasse. An avalanche of sound followed. In malachi 2a moment, the green canopy’s stolid countenance melted into a collage of movement, vibrating with calls and greetings of coral pink Moluccan Cockatoos. Malachi, newly fledged, nuzzled and groomed branch mates, eager for flight. click for more

What’s Love Got to Do with It? The psychology of broken hearts-Posted Mar 31, 2010

macaw cageTry this now at home, or if you are at work, sit back for a few minutes and imagine yourself chez vous trying to accomplish five small tasks:

(1) drink some water
(2) eat something
(3) pee
(4) go outside
(5) ask someone a question

. . . without using your hands or voice.

 Any luck? Though undertaken here in a light-hearted way, these activities comprise key events in daily life. They are also things that any dog, cat, or other animal living with humans must do. However, unlike those of us fortunate to be able to do things on our own, animals in captivity must depend on their human caregiver. Bowls of water and food may be left out and a “pet” door or other contrivance may permit egress. However, vittles eventually get consumed and while a dog could pee inside the house, it is likely to be a short-lived solution. click for more

Why the Caged Bird Does Not Sing- Captivity and Complex PTSD in parrots and people. Posted Oct 16, 2011

 No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. -William Blake

 real bird treated as a toy by a rotten human being

real bird treated as a toy by a rotten human being

It is usual and customary these days to forewarn with disclaimers such as “the following material contains scenes of a disturbing and violent nature” and “discretion is advised.” What typically follows are scenes of violence and its victims. Yet you will see no such cautions posted in “pet” stores or zoos, for one plain and simple reason: caged animals are socially acceptable and culturally normative. Screaming parrots, pacing tigers, swaying stereotypic elephants, and orcas with vacant eyes pressed to the glass aquarium wall [1] are not considered harmful to eyes and minds of children or others. Bars, glass, and other barriers behind which wildlife are interred are portrayed as only slight alterations of an animal’s natural habitat and history. [2]

Although wild birds in the U.S. may be protected ca-birdtrade1-092611under the Wild Bird Conservation Act (WBCA), Endangered Species Act, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, millions of wild birds are still smuggled illegally and traded on the black market to meet the demand for the pet trade, collectors and bird fighting. Parrots and other caged birds represent the largest group of captive wild animals in the United States, and they are the fourth most popular animal kept as pets – after dogs, cats and fish. The impact of the global trade on wild bird populations, particularly parrots, has been devastating. Today, nearly one-third of all parrot species are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss and collection.  click for more

bannerBirds: Unwanted Birds – A Growing Problem

UNWANTED BIRDS – A Growing Problem

Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the
number of unwanted birds who are being sold, given up for adoption
or abandoned by their owners. Not buying a bird is astart, but opt to
adopt instead.

This has been a common problem with dogs and cats. But until recently,
it has not been a major issue with birds. Unfortunately, the situation
may continue to get worse. Why have things changed and what is the
cause? What can be done to prevent or reduce the problem? How can
we help the unwanted birds? And what are the pros and cons of
adoption organizations and sanctuaries.

What is the Cause?
There are a number of things which contribute to this problem.

-Birds live a long time. The smaller species such as budgies and cockatiels
live from 15 – 30 years, while the larger species can live as long as 75-125
yrs. Unlike dogs with an average life span of about 15 yrs, parrots will not
only be around for a long time, but many will outlive their owners. It is
thus likely that they will require, more than one home. As more birds are
bred, the population increases more significantly than with shorter lived
animals. click for more

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Watch video to BAN BIRD SALE IN MELBOURNE 28 MAY 2017!

Ban Birds Sales & Breeding in Australia from Paris Yves Read on Vimeo.

Paris Yves Read from Melbourne, Australia has been campaigning to Ban Bird breeding and bird selling in Australia. This bird industry abuses and disregards the emotions and welfare of birds. There are thousands of backyard and commercial bird mills/farms all over Australia- Time that the breeders/sellers stopped! Time that the Australian State Governments introduced laws to protect all Birds! www.letcompanionbirdsfly.com.au

Birds have parallet capacities to people related to mental functions:
  • Human-bird-brain-crop-thinking & cognition
  • feelings
  • emotions
  • equal & lasting relationships
  • dreams and aspirations
Together let’s spread the word and help birds fly again!!

National Bird Adoption/Foster Program

Agapi's Sanctuary is Heaven on Earth in Melbourne, Australia where birds can be themselves.

No small cages, no threats, no wing clipping, no forced bird training, no obstacles. ONLY privacy, security, love and freedom to fly all day! The bird children have the freedom to think and behave as they wish and to evolve within a loving, trusting and safe environment and be regarded as children within her family.

 

 

URGENT PETITION! BAN BIRD SALE Melbourne 28 May 2017- Victorian Aviculturists are using birds as breeding slaves and for profit!
Victorian Aviculturists are using birds (captive native and non-native birds) as breeding slaves and money-makers calling it a hobby. The abuse and cruelty toward birds in Victoria, parallels the abuse in the Victorian Puppy farm industry! There are bird mills everywhere! CLICK FOR PETITION!  
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