06 July 2006
African Grey Parrots "Under Threat From Pet Trade"
Reuters reports that African Greys are being put at risk by the wild bird trade.
"The African grey, one of the most popular avian pets in the world, is declining in most of the 23 countries in which it is found and may soon become a threatened species, the Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) said." Read more ...
There are calls for banning the wild bird trade in Europe and I would support that, but one wonders of the trade won't just go underground with people selling wild caught birds as domestically bred birds?
Surely the better option would be a campaign to help society to start seeing the keeping of birds, with clipped wings, in tiny cages as undesirable and cruel!
Change attitudes and you change the world.