Words are powerful. They can steer us into the best of choices and understanding, or they can destroy a conversation and a goal. Mindfully choosing and rightfully using words not only makes our work stronger, but defines our advocacy clearly. What of the word "rescue"? Rescue has taken on a meaning these days that can muddle the real picture of companion parrot advocacy. Pam makes a simple but poignant example with the story of Cracker.
Parrot Rescue, Sanctuary and Conservation
The wealth of knowledge and experiences runs deep and true inside a parrot rescue. Here you will find opinion, stories, information and knowledge to better understand companion parrots, as well as the work to be done in rescue itself. We're always on the look out for rescue and sanctuary caregivers who are willing to tell their stories. Knowledge is power. Learning from those caring, rehabilitating and protecting companion parrots can only make us all stronger in our efforts and in our flock.
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Companion Parrot Advocacy requires two very important components. The first being awareness of our own personal lifestyle. The second, accepting and acknowledging the global perspective as each person experiences in their own life. Advocacy must and will take on forms that may sometimes be confusing to our own context. Which is natural, our context is not their context. Truly a global and personal mindset must join the focus on behalf of companion parrots.
Most of us are mad scientists with parrot toy creations. Some of us our mad scientists with chop and birdie bread inventions. Tara has decided to take on the age old goal of creating homemade parrot mix. Healthier, more wholesome and denser in nutrition. I think she nailed it with this recipe.
The real work of making a difference starts with critical thinking and ends with love. There are countless ways and means to make that difference in companion parrot advocacy.
Playing matchmaker in rescue is like putting together a very large puzzle. So many pieces have to be filtered, it takes a while to find the matching pairs. But when they are found, the picture is perfect.
How does one truly rate a rescue and it's validity? When do we do more harm than good in that judgment? Pam Hill walks us through the variables and answers that question.