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156 Alexandrine Parakeets Seized

​…and for what? For the pet market…
156 Alexandrine parakeets seized from house in Chennai, man arrested

http://m.timesofindia.com/

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Spring migrant protection

With spring migrations well under way, Saturday saw the start of CABS  (commitee against bird slaughter) spring bird protection camps across the Mediterranean. Their fieldwork starts on the southern Italian islands of the Gulf of Naples, continuing in mid March with operations across Brescia, Northern Italy as well as Malta. In April they will also be active on Cyprus and in Calabria. In total around 80 participants from Italy, Germany, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Netherlands and France are expected…

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‘And now I need to use my bone grinder…’

And now I need to use my bone grinder…

“What happened?

Ignorance……

In 1350, the human population was near 370 Million (!!! )

It exceeded 7 BILLION in 2012…(!!! ).The estimation is 9.6 BILLION by 2050 (!!!).

They ignored that with more people came also more (unnecessary) food demands, like sea food.

•And bird population decreased as humans over fished and less food was left for the sea birds. ..

They ignored that everything on earth must be respected and honored and polluted the waters with their waste and toxins. ..

•And bird populations decreases as they died of their waste or reduced their offspring as there was not enough food left as it had died from pollution toxins…

They ignored that with more food demand came a higher demand on farming -leading farmers to farm the easy way and to use pesticides …

•And bird populations decreased by dying from the toxins as they ate the poisoned insects, mammals and intoxicated fruit, berries and plants…

They ignored that with more people came more pet cats which are non native predatory animals in nearly every country around the world leading to a increase of wild bird killing…

•And bird population decreased because the spoiled and over bred pet was let outside by ignorant cat keepers and killed the adult birds of shorebirds and ground breeding birds (in particular ) and chicks…Plus they took not fast enough action to remove the cats who had no owner (so called feral. ).

They ignored that other non native animal species that they have brought to their countries can destroy biodoversity and kill native species. .

• And the bird population decreased and even extincted many bird species, because the introduced non native animals, killed many of their native species…

They ignored that most exotic birds that they wanted to keep as pets in a small cage needed to be caught in the wild or taken from their nests and smuggled into other countries. And 90%of the caught birds die/d before their final destination…

•And bird populations decreased as far too many needed to be caught to ensure that a few will get to their destination alive. Many bird species got disturbed when their eggs or chicks were taken and stopped breeding. Some couldn’t recover their own numbers as they only laid a very few eggs but always more were taken. And often the parent birds killed during the raid…

They ignored that with more people came a higher demand on high quality wood for their fancy products such as furniture, floors and ornaments (to name a few) leading to deforestation. And they also ignored that the more needed farming, space for living and entertainment also helped to speed up deforestation and the loss of wetlands and open planes…

•And bird population decreased as the birds lost the habitats that they had been using for breeding for thousand of years…Plus with trees their shelters and food sources diminshed…

They ignored that windfarms and solar pannel farms increased bird death’ and that individual and correct solar panels and generators would ‘not’ kill the birds…

•And the bird population decreased as they got slaughtered by the blades or tunnels and burnt to death by the solar farms and cheap pannels and/or wrong generators…

They ignored that fireworks cause stress and night fright on birds and other wildlife due the loud noise and flashing lights and sometimes cause fire…

•And the bird population decreased as thousands per year died for the sake of fun and commercial income…

They ignored that with more people came more bird hunters who were hunting endangered species, rodent regulating raptor birds and song birds…

•And the bird population decreased as more birds were being slaughtered unnecessarily…

They ignored that with more people came more poachers who trapped birds for unnecessary food and more people who ate more birds unnecessary- in particular song birds as a tradition or gourmet meal…

•And the birds decreased in population as they were caught and eaten without the need to eat them. Other to satisfy the tongue…

All the information was there and many took passionate tasks to warn everybody, but they were ignored by the unconscious mass…Each factor added to the extinction of birds but each of the unconscious individual human being ignored it…

And with birds declining in large numbers, there were no birds left to pollinate and distribute seeds for trees,bushes and other plants…

And no birds to regulate the rodent and insect population- so pesticides was all that was left….

But some insects became resitant as there were many in species…

But the single species human being had killed themselves by killing the birds, increasing the pesticides and by eating the only food that was left which was GMO as that kills the insects but makes the human sick and infertile or kills them….

And now I need to use my bone grinder. ..”

Do not let this happen. ACT NOW!

Every individual has responsibilities to protect nature in any way they can no matter how small or big the action is.

PS This is only a summarization of the major threats.

Let’s trust in a more postive future with more people on this planet realising and becoming aware ‘AND’ taking action that we are killing off all the creatures who this planet truly belongs too as they have each a important function in the cycle of nature which creates our food, oxygen and drinking water.

Earth with ‘all’ it’s creatures on it, is essential for the existence of humans and the only place humans can live.

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Birds as gifts are a bad idea

Christmas is close and many birds will end up being given as a Christmas present.

But is a for many reasons (which you can read more in the links below) bad idea.

The usual birds that are being kept by people in cages or aviaries, are exotics and have more needs that people are aware off. Like they have four season’s which they need to be able to live through or otherwise they will become inevitably sick (featherplucking, weak immune sytem, soft moult – to name a few…) or/and live a much shorter life.

Plus the biggest cruelty is to keep them in a single cage and not in flocks.(Even a budgie is a flock bird).

Read through both links below before you decide to get a bird.

And if you still want a bird or give on as a present -get one from a bird sanctuary….

http://birds.about.com/od/adoptingabird/a/Reasons-Not-To-Give-Pet-Birds-As-Gifts.htm

And a little info why Avian medicine and Avian Vets are more expensive…

http://www3.upatsix.com/liz/articles/avianmed.html

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Stop the Illegal Bird Trade

In Latin America thousands of wild parrots are illegally caught and traded every year despite national laws and international trade agreements. High levels of exploitation are causing local population declines in the most sought-after species and are contributing to the declines of already globally threatened species

http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/sowb/casestudy/165

To stop this = don’t get a pet bird.

Get one from a sanctuary if you want to help or sponsor a sanctuary.(If you can’t get one from a sanctuary, don’t get a bird at all.)

Because if you get it from somewhere other than a sanctuary you help the illegal trade with that.

Illegally traded parrots, © Bennett Hennessey, Asociación Armonia

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Birds do not make good presents.Read more here:

http://birds.about.com/od/adoptingabird/a/Reasons-Not-To-Give-Pet-Birds-As-Gifts.htm

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Stop buying Pet Parrots and Parakeets

The illegal.bird trade is still high and about 90% of birds die before they reach their pet owner who is not aware or doesn’t care where their parrot or parakeet is coming from.

Please help to stop illegal bird trade by supporting:

http://www.parrots.org/flyfree/

If you cannot afford financially to help them then the least that you can do is



not buying any parrot or parakeet and by not supporting any kind of encouragement for others to want a bird via video clips etc…