Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Celebrate "National Bird Day" January 5, 2010

Born Free USA in coordination with the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC) is calling on activists around the U.S. to take action on behalf of captive birds by drawing attention to the exploitation of other countries' native birds by the U.S. pet industry on January 5 — National Bird Day.

Visit http://www.nationalbirdday.com/ where you will find a host of activities and ways to become involved for the birds. There is some really cool stuff on the website including “Name that Tune.”

"National Bird Day" is not only a good day to take time to appreciate the native wild birds flying free outside our windows, it is also a perfect time to reflect on how we treat the native birds of other countries. While we have enacted laws to protect our native birds — such as blue jays, cardinals, and crows — from commercial exploitation, we fail to recognize the inconsistency in allowing the pet industry to exploit the birds of other countries.

As we do every year, we compile a list of events and participating artists, complete with contact information, that the public and other interested people can attend. If you plan such an activity, or know of one upcoming in your neighborhood, please let us know. Email info@bornfreeusa.org so we can add your action to our list of participants and activities.

Or write to us at:

National Bird Day
c/o Born Free USA
P.O. Box 22505
Sacramento, CA 95822

Visit animalworldusa.org for a list of bird adoption rescue organizations which can be found on the AWUSA shelter page.

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