Ban the capturing and caging of birds

Ban the capturing and caging of birds

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Minaz Kasmani started this petition to Indonesian government

 I recently went to Bali on holiday, and it is a booming tourist destination. However, I was appalled to see that there were so many homes and shops, holding birds in small cages. These were obviously exotic birds caught in the forests and now confined to lifetime imprisonment. There were also little pigeons that were being held captive. In all cases, the birds had very little room for movement, and in some cases they were clearly been neglected. Some cages were full of bird crap that had actually built up into big piles. It was quite distressing to see.

In the areas that I travelled to, I noted people were quite poor and probably literacy levels were low. There does seem to be a culture of keeping birds in cages as a decorative item in the house but no sign of love or interaction with the birds though, which were often placed in isolation or left out in a sunny spot when temperatures were over 30 degrees celcius!

On main roads, filled with traffic and pollution, there were several shops which were selling so many birds in little cages. These birds should be roaming free in their natural environment, and once removed from that environment, their survival chances are very slim. If they survive, it is because they are being placed in a cage and fed, but there is no quality of life at all. When human beings do something wrong, we are sent to jail as punishment. How is it okay for us to capture birds and imprison them like this? 

I appeal to everyone to sign this petition so that it can be put forward to the Indonesian government and appropriate authorities to ban/illegalise the capture and sale of birds, and raise welfare standards on how those birds already in captivity should be looked after e.g. larger cages, appropriate release back into their natural territory or sanctuaries, implement some licencing and regular monitoring of people keeping birds. 

Holding any creature in confinement just for human entertainment is not justified and should not be allowed to prevail. Let us all raise the standards and give a voice and freedom to these creatures, and secure a better future for them and ultimately us and our planet.

 

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