Parrots captured, caged, and abandoned
Date: 2016-03-17 11:15 From: “Jen J., Care2 Action Alerts” <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: email@example.com
African grey parrots are on the brink of extinction but even though poaching these birds is illegal, officials aren’t cracking down on poachers who are capturing and selling them as exotic “pets.” Lynn started a Care2 petition demanding that government officials enforce poaching laws and protect these beautiful birds from extinction.
Click here to add your namenow: http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AUgPJ/zr6G/JJ6G
The illegal parrot trade is so prevalent that people have become used to seeing parrots in cages. But parrots are wild animals who fly great distances through jungles and forests. They are highly social and become miserable when captured and forced into cages by themselves, for 40 to 60 years.
Ghana has laws specifically against poaching, but they are poorly enforced. Until authorities crack down on the people who are illegally capturing these wild animals, there will be nothing to discourage poaching and stop their extinction.
Add your name to Lynn’s petition to urge the government in Ghana to do a better job of investigating the illegal parrot trade and penalizing the people responsible for decimating the population: http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AUgPJ/zr6G/JJ6G
Thanks for protecting these precious animals, Jen and the Care2 Petitions Team ——
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