Dozens of Baby Parrots Were Saved from Cruel Traffickers! We Must Protect Other Animals, Too!
Authorities with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently rescued over two dozen extremely rare, endangered parrot eggs in Florida.
Wildlife traffickers had stolen these unhatched eggs from the Amazon and left them orphaned and homeless. Of the recovered 29 eggs, only 24 survived.
Sign now to tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to invest in public education about the consequences of wildlife trafficking!
Luckily, conservation zoologists at Florida International University are providing amazing care for the surviving birds, which are now fully feathered. But given the circumstances, none of the birds are good candidates for repatriation and release, meaning they will likely never see their wild native habitat again.
This was one of the largest parrot-smuggling busts in recent years, and is a tragic reminder of just how damaging wildlife trafficking can be.
We must protect all parrots, and to do so, the USFWS should invest in public education about the consequences of wildlife trafficking. Sign the petition to protect other endangered and wild species now!