The global context of companion parrots is a narrative sorely missing from companion parrot advocacy. Too often we apply out own socioeconomic, national and native context to another's situation. Too often that leads to judgments rather than solutions. There is no easy fix to the advocacy needs of companion parrots globally. But that fix does start with understanding.
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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Advocacy, and standing in the line of fire where laws can be an injustice to the companion is a terrifying and gut wrenching part of many who work out in the field. Penelope and her growing relationship with Lauren ends harshly, but this moment ends nothing in the heart and drive of Lauren. There are serious issues right now, far more serious than you can imagine. It's time to prioritize the real work of companion parrot advocacy, globally.
Change starts with knowledge. Global change starts with a global perspective inside context. Jana's goal is fearless and large. Create better laws and get them enforced inside the lives of companion parrots of Estonia. First you have to understand what those laws are now.
The world is full of wonderful advocates and their stories of rescue, ransom and happy endings. I'd like to introduce, Jana. And her Rescue Story of Carolyna. Jana lives in the Country of Estonia, and her advocacy travels farther than you might imagine. And I am so very proud to say Jana and her work are now part of FlockCall and our global efforts.
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.
Global Advocacy and Rescue requires all of us to respect, understand and accept the local efforts and struggles. Lauren brings her story of rescuing 2 Amazons in her local world. It is imperative we all attempt to understand the realities of companion parrot needs in all settings, not just our own. Perspective and context is everything, for those doing the work, and for those supporting the work done by others. Lauren opens a window to her reality and her work with this article.