Letter from the BLC President
Fellow Bird Lovers,
For those of you that live in South Florida and the many that follow us on our FaceBook page we have seen in the past few days first hand just how low a human being can go. To shoot and kill two of the beloved wild blue and gold macaws while they were nesting on a tree they felt they were protected on is just beyond words. It leaves you speechless and wondering what type of vile human being would do such a thing for the “sport” of it.
Many of you have visited our Board Member, Daria Feinstein’s home and watched these beautiful wild birds come to her backyard with their babies to feed. Many of you have watched the video’s and seen the pictures as they flew in, trusting the environment they were going to and knowing they were protected just to give you a glimpse of macaws in the wild. It is breathtaking, educational and a privilege to witness.
The shooting down and killing of those macaws that Daria Feinstein, Karen Lee, Ellie Grappell and so many other residents lovingly named, “The Honeymooners” will not be in vain. Currently, an $11,000.00 reward has been donated to CrimeStoppers for the prosecution and conviction of the person who did this. You too can make a donation to CrimeStoppers by calling Maureen at 305-471-6160. Tell her you want to help with the reward for the conviction of the macaw shooting in Coral Gables. Read more…
Also read news article: Reward Offered in Macaw Killings
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Enrichment for Parrot Rescue
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- You love birds!
- Meet other bird lovers & their flock.
- Participate in activities involving birds.
- Learn more about avian general care.
- You believe in the humane and compassionate treatment of birds!
- You are interested in the protection of birds and the ethics in bird keeping!