Sunday, 3 July 2016

The Parakeet Pet Trade


The ability of parakeets to mimic human voices has been their greatest curse, making them the subject of one of the most rampant wildlife trades. Nearly all species of wild parakeets found in India are captured, caged and traded openly, and a general lack of awareness ensures that the trade goes unchecked. What's worse is that for each parakeet caged, several are killed. 

If you're a parakeet owner, it is time to hand your illegal possessions over to the forest department. If you know a parakeet owner, take some time out and educate him/her (this comic strip should help!)

The comic appears on my Sunday column with Mid-Day today.

3 comments:

  1. The parakeet family is in deep mess. You should look into the treatment meted out to Budgerigars. You will be appalled by how they are bred, and confined to small cages just to be sold for a small price. They are so dispensable that owners forget to feed them for days. Look into it and as far as I know its perfectly legal to breed them. Please make a strip on that.

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  2. The parakeet family is in deep mess. You should look into the treatment meted out to Budgerigars. You will be appalled by how they are bred, and confined to small cages just to be sold for a small price. They are so dispensable that owners forget to feed them for days. Look into it and as far as I know its perfectly legal to breed them. Please make a strip on that.

    ReplyDelete