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.
We've gathered and continue to gather wonderful Companion Parrot Advocates from around the world to write their stories and experiences. These are Advocates who are making a difference by working tirelessly in Advocacy itself, Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary and Avian Veterinarian Care. These stories, and real life experiences are here for you to read, share, learn and apply not only to your own flock, but to your own efforts inside your own companion parrot advocacy.
I hope you'll find ideas and inspiration while reading through these Advocate Articles. Remember, your thoughts and comments are important, they are integral to the success of our prime directive here; To give every parrot, every where, a happy home.
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Words, their meanings and the appropriate use of those words, will make the new advocacy approaches through FlockCall resonate rather than stagnate. Each of us as advocates must raise the quality of our vocabulary to raise the true awareness for companion parrots everywhere.
The power of words can literally topple governments. They can also mistakenly define a group of people or species. Words poorly chosen compounded over time can destroy or build. It is the words chosen to express real truths that can rebuild any fallen land, people or species. The pen is mightier than the sword to be sure. Hashtags are this era's vocabulary to move ideas on our information highway. Consider the truth behind #GiveTheBarWings.
The stem cell of companion parrot problems is the social acceptance that companion parrots are only a commodity. A thing to be traded, bred, sold, and optioned on the open market. Until we obliterate this lie, and correct the value system applied to companion parrots, all other problems will flourish. Parrots are not pets nor are they a thing measured by money.
All parrots have huge hearts. The little parrots are just as parrot as the big boys. It's this misunderstanding that has caused these little ones to be overlooked, underrated and insulted with the label, "beginner bird", or "starter bird". But that's just a message we've been sold by pet stores all these years. Let me fix that propaganda right now.
Empathy. That's all any of us really need, and need to give, to create a happy life for ourselves and our companion parrots. It all boils down to empathy.