I’ve had horrible insomnia since pre-school. For some reason, I need to tune out the ordinary household sounds and the worries of the day with T.V. at night. So, I turn HLN on the T.V. at night and listen to Nancy Grace’s quest toward justice, Joyce Baher’s comedic ramblings and Jane Velez-Mitchell’s emotionally charged stance on charged issues. Jane is a passionate animal lover and she truly supports responsible environmental management of trash, plastics, etc. Despite this diversion, Jane kept me awake. She’s an animal rights activist.
On September 6, 2010, Jane repeated an emotionally charged episode of many CITIES identified animals that suffer abuse and terrorism at the hands of humans. KUDO’S, JANE! You addressed dolphin and whale hunting practices in Japan, Iceland and Norway, horrific wild horse practices in the U.S., and Puerto Rican Monkey Labs. But, there is another whole set of innocent creatures that we are in the process of destroying. Pelican’s. Birds. Parrots. And other innocent creatures that are exploited for one reason or another.
In terms of parrots … All over South America, Mexico, Africa, and every rain forest territory, parrots suffer, loose nesting and feeding territory and die! Why? So,s poverty ridden locals can capture and sell these exotic yet beautiful creatures to U.S. and European pet industry. It’s not enough to destroy their natural rain forest to feed cattle or build condo’s. Locals are compelled to steal baby parrots right from the nest to sell in the illegal pet industry just to put food on the table.
PLEASE TAKE A STAND FOR PARROTS. Just check out how many bird and parrot species are on the CITIES Endangered Lists. From New Zealand to Australia, to the Amazon, Moluccan and Solomon Islands, Mexico, Brazil, and more. People can’t seem to figure out how to live hand in hand, respectfully, with the wild animals and fauna that encompass their surroundings.
As the owner of www.ParrotQuest.com and www.BirdSupplies.com …. As the room-mate of 7 pet birds from nippy, yet sweet Parrotlet, to a shoulder riding Senegal Parrot, three African Grey Parrots, to a huge and noisy Moluccan Cockatoo Parrot … I adored these feathered creatures, friends, companions. I am so lucky to be able to share my life with these friends.