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Birds are not 'Entertainment': 5 Cruel Animal Acts to Avoid

From Lex Talamo, LadyFreethinker.org
March 2023

Here’s a list of five featured acts you should avoid if you don’t want to contribute to cruelty to birds. 

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The world has long had a fascination with doves — beautiful, gentle, iconic animals people have come to associate with peace and compassion.

But their gentle natures in particular are what make these precious birds and king pigeons — their look-alikes — vulnerable to exploitation, injury, and death in acts for people’s “entertainment.”

Unfortunately, the cruelties included here is not an exhaustive list of all the ways people have found to exploit and abuse birds, often under the guise of “amusement,” “sport,” or “entertainment.”

The Wild Bird Fund also has received baby chicks sent through the mail as “joke” gifts — a cruel practice that is “apparently legal, even though a number of the chicks usually die en route,” the nonprofit said. The nonprofit also used to occasionally admit chickens or domestic ducks who had been dumped after cruel school hatching projects.

Here’s a list of five featured acts you should avoid if you don’t want to contribute to the cruelty.

  1. Don’t Dye Birds — They Will Suffer and Can Die.
  2. Cut Cruelty From Ceremonies — Don’t Release “Doves.”
  3. Avoid Magic Shows With Live Birds — They Really Do “Disappear.”
  4. Don’t Bet On It: “Raced” Pigeons Often Don’t Make It Home.
  5. Use Common Sense — If Birds Are Being Forced To Do Something, You Should Probably Avoid It.

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