Parrot Loss and Support

Pet Loss

For many of us, losing a companion parrot or other pet feels no different than the loss of a beloved family member or friend. Sadly, each one of us who cares for a pet will one day face this time to grieve. Compassion and support in one’s time of sorrow is important; grief and pet loss support is available to help us cope with this loss.

The Gabriel Foundation was created to honor the death of Julie Murad’s beloved hyacinth macaw, Gabriel. He was young, his death untimely, and her grief led her to establish The Gabriel Foundation in his honor in 1995. She has often said that on days when she especially misses him and feels such sadness with his absence from her life, she is reminded that he is still there, flying free, watching over her and the birds in need, and that he is a daily inspiration that no birds will ever be forgotten. His memory lives on forever and is celebrated every day.

Additional resources on pet loss and grief:

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