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Re: Flight for Avian Rights

Posted by Magia on 1/13/06
(117) Comments

    On 1/13/06, Debby wrote:
    > Your so right!! No 9 month old in their walker knows danger. NONE! I agree with
    > you one hundred percent!
    >>>> On 1/12/06, Scott wrote:
    >>>>> So let me get this straight, if you had a child, would you completely
    >>>>> shut them off from the parts of your house that may potentially be a
    >>>>> danger to them?
    >>>> ____________________________________________________
    >>>> ABSOLUTELY! And I do have a child. If you had children you would know
    >>>> that they learn to walk, long before they have the capacity to
    >>> understand
    >>>> danger. I had gates keeping my child safe from injury in the two most
    >>>> dangerous rooms in ANY home. The Kitchen and the Bathroom. -Alison-
    >>> Have you ever heard of training them, both birds and small children, by
    >>> using the word NO? I have both, a macaw and 2 children and they all
    >>> understand NO and I have never had to gate my children!
    >> _______________________________________________________
    >> Have YOU ever heard of parental responibility? It is your job to ensure the
    >> safety of your children the best way you can. I just bet you are one of
    >> those people who would allow your child to fall down the stairs in a walker
    >> because you think a 9 month old has a freaken clue what you are saying and
    >> then sue the company like it is their fault that you failed to protect your
    >> child yourself. -Alison-


    Hello anti-flying friends,
    I have compassion for you and your position. I fully understand what it is like
    to experience fear about letting your babies experience a life full of excitement,
    adventure, and physical and emotional stimulation. However, I find your
    anti-flight arguments to be based in myths, or exaggerated stories that may or may
    not have ever happened. A wise mentor once told me that a well-educated parrot
    who is comfortable flying is intelligent enough to hover over the pot of boiling
    water, which it IS capable of identifying as dangerous. I am sure that there are
    happy birds with mutilated wings, but they are no more happy than any other animal
    or human that has lost a fundamental part of their anatomy. I wish that more of
    you would take the time to investigate the history of wing-mutilation and the
    health effects of clipping wings of parrots. Some of you, I am sad to say,
    probably still feed your birds an all-seed diet. ten years ago, people thought
    anything other than seed was just crazy to feed to a parrot. Look how much has
    changed as people have become more enlightened. -Magia