Odie the Red Lored Amazon.

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Odie has been with TGF many years – at least half of his lifetime since he came into our care in 1997. Odie has a definite preference, at least in a home situation, for women, likely due to his first years as a companion bird. For him, a female caregiver means comfort, trust and security. He takes this seriously, and as a result, not all family members want to spend time with a bird that requires a more time to establish an interactive relationship with the bird. It does take a little more work, and it takes some thought and planning. For someone with a family and perhaps a small flock, Odie would be a wonderful addition along with human skill sets and/or a desire for learning target training, shaping behaviors, using positive reinforcement and awareness of the fundamentals of behavior and training. Meanwhile, since Odie lost each of the 3 homes that we know of: his original, then an adopter due to the birth of a child and life obligations, and finally a foster home that returned him after a year due to life changes. We have many birds like Odie, and their lives with us may not be flashy, dramatic, or shine with special needs, but they comprise the majority of our flock. These birds need continuity of care, people to care for them, interact and handle them, and attend to their lives to make them the best they can be. With that responsibility, TGF needs your support to help us accomplish these goals and make them reality. To help support Odie and his friends, please visit http://thegabrielfoundation.org/donate/. Your gift indeed makes a difference to these birds’ lives. Thank you.

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For anyone wishing to read more about the concept of animal Welfare VS Animal Rights (see our previous post this morning), you may download a short article from our dropbox, shared with permission:

www.dropbox.com/s/tpufsnp1xkyrgms/Animal%20Welfare%20VS%20Animal%20Rights.docx?dl=0
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For anyone wishing to read more about the concept of animal Welfare VS Animal Rights (see our previous post this morning), you may download a short article from our dropbox, shared with permission: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tpufsnp1xkyrgms/Animal%20Welfare%20VS%20Animal%20Rights.docx?dl=0

Thoughts for a Sunday morning.
With much bird and animal tragedy in recent news stories, we often feel helpless about what can we do. How can we help? If we care about animals' welfare, how does that label us? Clarity on the differences between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights is a good place to start. Understanding how we evaluate animals' care when we apply the Five Freedoms for TGF's flock is central to our approach to our birds' welfare. What do you think? Share your ideas and photos with us about what these concepts mean to you. webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121010012427/http://www.fawc.org.uk/freedoms.htm
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Thoughts for a Sunday morning.
With much bird and animal tragedy in recent news stories, we often feel helpless about what can we do. How can we help? If we care about animals welfare, how does that label us? Clarity on the differences between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights is a good place to start.  Understanding how we evaluate animals care when we apply the Five Freedoms for TGFs flock is central to our approach to our birds welfare. What do you think? Share your ideas and photos with us about what these concepts mean to you. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121010012427/http://www.fawc.org.uk/freedoms.htm