Our Home Is Not Their Home
April 1, 2019
Do you know anyone who owns a tiger? How about a lion? An otter? An African grey parrot? These animals all have something in common: they are all wild animals that aren't meant to be kept as pets.
Every day, thousands of wild animals are poached from the wild or bred in captivity and sold into the global multi-billion-dollar exotic pet trade. Regardless of whether this trade is legal or illegal, these animals suffer terribly.
The Deadly Road To Captivity
Our research and investigations teams have extensively looked into the journey that animals such as African grey parrots make, from flying up to 10 miles a day in the wild to being poached and then sold as pets in a store.
Whether being poached or captive bred, exotic pets are shipped very long distances in terrible conditions before being sold as pets. Sadly, many don't make it that far. Up to 66 percent of African grey parrots die before starting their life as a pet, and the ones that survive often suffer chronic stress in captivity.
These types of animals often die quickly as pets because the extraordinary care they need in captivity simply cannot be provided. Many end up being given away or abandoned.
Putting An End To The Trade
We are desperate to put an end to the cruel trade of exotic pets like African grey parrots. And we are already making strides! With your support we have quickly moved Turkish Airlines to issue a global embargo to stop the transport of African grey parrots.
But we won't stop there. We will continue to put pressure on other corporations who make money from the transport and sale of exotic animals, and shine a light on these issues.
Remember, our home is not their home. Will you stand with us as we campaign to disrupt this trade and keep wild animals in the wild, where they belong?
We Are World Animal Protection
• We end the needless suffering of animals.
• We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda.
• We help the world see how important animals are to all of us.
• We inspire people to change animals' lives for the better.
• We move the world to protect animals.
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World Animal Protection is a U.S. registered 501 (c) (3) charity EIN #04-2718182 at 450 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10123 USA