I’d like to dedicate this site to all the precious Non-Human Animals on our planet.
PLEASE watch these interesting videos as an introduction to birds/animals:
Below: This powerful and important film features interviews with world-renowned monastics and lay teachers including Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Jetsuma (Ven. Master) Tenzin Palmo, Ven. Bhante Gunaratana (Bhante G), Christopher Titmuss, Ven. Geshe Phelgye, teachers from Spirit Rock Meditation Center and many others.
Below from Anthony William, Medical Medium: As you take control of your health, you may begin to wonder how to support the health of your animal companions. Our pets are a part of the family, and we want to see them thrive. Listen to this Medical Medium Radio Show to learn how to care for your furry loved ones.
Hi, my name is Paris- I am a Bird Behaviourist and Educator but am also passionate about all Non-Human Animal issues globally!
Amongst our daily turmoils, sometimes humans forget that we share this planet with other living species and not just human beings.
We may forget the impact all our actions have on Non-Numan Animals.
My soul’s passion is Parrots and their welfare- as I’m sure many of you out there love them just as much as I do.
But this site is also about informing and educating children and adults with up-to-date news and general information regarding all Non-Human Animals.
I have a passion to educate and inform you further of how to care & love (including physical and emotional wellbeing of) for Birds.
My aim is also to meet online with like minded Non-Human Animal lovers and caregivers and collectively share knowledge and campaign against the increasing Non-Human Animal abuse on Earth.
But I also feel equal passion about informing you all about the awful and unnecessary experiments conducted on millions of Non-Human Animals plus the abuse of keeping Non-Human animals in pet shops like flowers in a florist.
So this is what this site is about- WELCOME!….
Peaceful CHIRPS, Paris Yves Read
Birds require time , financial commitment and much bird education that is required
by all bird carers, to ensure a happy and healthy bird.
Otherwise, the bird suffers a lonely, un-natural life and unethical life standard.
Hear from you soon !
Companion Bird Welfare Campaign & Education- Australia
‘Birds are extremely intelligent with high level psychological and physical requirements. They must be treated respectfully and with empathy by their carers’.
On the Sat 25 May 2014, I witnessed shocking images of physically and psychologically traumatised birds at a Bird Sales event organised by the Mornington Peninsula Aviculture Society and their members and authorised by the Victorian Aviculture Council.
As a consequence, I am campaigning in Australia to raise awareness for Companion Bird Welfare. Anyone who wants to join me is welcome.
It is unacceptable that the Australian public and Australian governments permit such low and abusive welfare standards to exist in our country.
It is unacceptable that the Australian state departments pass on the responsibility of bird welfare codes to be created by the Bird groups and bird breeders- when the obvious conflict of interest leave the bird sellers ‘treating birds as they please.’
It is unacceptable that the Bird Groups, pet shops, private sellers, bird breeders and bird associations be permitted to be involved in any way with birds after the low welfare standards they impose upon companion birds, that are highly intelligent.
I am openly against breeding-and I will never apologize for this- there are enough birds in Australia that require adoption, as breeders admit to ‘selling off’ birds if a bird does not breed for them. Plus birds should not be treated as dogs are in the puppy mill industry.
Yes, Australia has a Bird Mill industry too- and a very dirty, abusive and money-making one.
I find it unacceptable and embarrassing for bird breeders and sellers that they resort to breeding birds and then removing the eggs or selling birds as babies, just to make a few thousand dollars…..or millions- money to pay off their home mortgages, children’s education and trips.
And I find it unbelievable that breeders, mainly males, prefer to spend time fiddling around in aviaries, rather than enjoy a mentally social life with their spouses, families and friends. It says much for the lack of emotional wellbeing of these bird sellers.
I’m sure their spouses, usually wives, will confirm this.
But it does not let spouses off the hook- they too enjoy the financial benefits of bird selling and birds making expensive babies for their shopping sprees.
Get a real job bird sellers!!! Get a job where you use your own hands and intelligence to earn a living.
Not obtaining money by expecting birds to do the earning for you.
I have raised my concerns via email to major bird product companies, bird associations, veterinarians and others and no one has the courtesy or self-dignity to respond to my concerns or to work with me on educating the sellers and the public on higher bird welfare standards.
It seems that money is once again leading the way- at the expense of traumatising birds.
So, stay tuned for more updates on the traumatic and desperate plight of Australian companion birds, suffering in our backyard…or in yours…….
Below are some media updates for you….as a reminder of the realities of bird exploitation and abuse in Australia.
Accusations Fly Over Bird Sale News July 2014 , Melbourne
CALL FOR URGENT ACTION BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT
1. Government Review of Welfare Standards for Captive Caged Birds
2. Government Review of Breeders’ Welfare Standards for Private and Commercial Exhibition Shows and Sales
3. Government Review of Breeder Permit Standards
4. Ban Australian Birds Sales and Expos until a formal monitoring process is in place by DEPI
For further information contact:
Paris Yves Read 0413 530 419
Companion Bird Behaviourist, Educator and Campaigner
I will lend to you for a while, a bird,” God said.
For you to love him while he lives and to mourn for him when he is dead.
Maybe for twenty or forty years, or maybe for two or three.
But will you, ’til I call him back, take care of him for me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you and should his stay be brief, you’ll always have his memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise that he will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below I want this bird to learn.
I’ve looked the whole world over in search of teachers true.
And from the folks that crowd life’s land, I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love; nor think the labor vain;
Nor hate me when I come to take my lovely bird again?
I fancied that I heard them say, “Dear Lord, thy will be done,
for all the joys this bird will bring, the risk of grief we’ll run.”
Will you shelter him with tenderness?
Will you love him while you may?
And for the happiness you’ll know, forever grateful stay?
But should I call him back much sooner than you’ve planned;
Please brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
If, by your love, you’ve managed, my wishes to achieve,
In memory of him you’ve loved; be thankful; do not grieve.
Cherish every moment of your feathered charge.
He filled your home with songs of joy the time he was alive.
Let not his passing take from you those memories to enjoy.
“I will lend to you, a Bird,” God said, and teach you all you have to do.
And when I call him back to heaven, you will know he loved you too.
- Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
- Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
- Where there is injury, pardon;
- Where there is error, truth;
- Where there is doubt, faith;
- Where there is despair, hope;
- Where there is darkness, light;
- And where there is sadness, joy.
- O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
- To be consoled as to console;
- To be understood as to understand;
- To be loved as to love.
- For it is in giving that we receive;
- It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
- And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.