Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 5, 2018

Today Is National Bird Day

National Bird Day – January 5th

Each year, millions of birds are captured from the wild or produced in captivity for commercial profit or human amusement, only to languish in conditions that fail to meet the instinctive behavioral and physical needs of these wild animals.

Birds are More Beautiful Wild.

The Avian Welfare Coalition’s National Bird Day campaign aims to reduce the suffering of birds by raising public awareness of the destructive bird trade, the realities of cruel bird breeding mills, and ways to improve the welfare of birds already in captivity.

Wild at Heart: Birds in Captivity

Even when bred in captivity, exotic birds are not considered domesticated animals. They are the native species of other countries and all of their inherent behavioral and physical needs remain intact. Sadly, when it comes to birds, deprivation of their natural behaviors (to fly and flock, for example) is an inescapable component of their captivity.

Read more at National Bird Day


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