The Consequences Of Keeping Parrots As Pets

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The Consequences Of Keeping Parrots As Pets

They are among the world’s most popular companion animals, but there is discouraging evidence of serious problems resulting from keeping parrots as pets. Those who choose to do so may be contributing to a global wildlife crisis. Elizabeth Weinstein’s report examines this polarizing issue.

Lab Dogs: Although much of the controversy surrounding the issue of animals in laboratory experiments has been focused on chimpanzees and mice, every year, thousands of dogs are also used for bio-medical research. The practice has many detractors, including Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States, who offers his perspective. Music: “Va Pensiero” by Uakti

They are among the world’s most popular companion animals, but there is discouraging evidence of serious problems resulting from keeping parrots as pets. Those who choose to do so may be contributing to a global wildlife crisis. Elizabeth Weinstein’s report examines this polarizing issue.

Lab Dogs: Although much of the controversy surrounding the issue of animals in laboratory experiments has been focused on chimpanzees and mice, every year, thousands of dogs are also used for bio-medical research. The practice has many detractors, including Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States, who offers his perspective. Music: “Va Pensiero” by Uakti

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They are too good to keep. parrots that are kept as pets tends to live a shorter lifespan. - Adam LaFavre

January 28, 2014 - 9:56pm