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Emotional Support Birds

One year ago   |   By Ornithology

I'm not a fan of caged birds. I understand why people want to keep birds in cages and I don't have a particular problem with budgerigars, cockatoos, or canaries as they have been raised in cages and bred as pets for many years. But I am opposed to keeping parrots and a variety of other birds that are caught in the wild. To me, there are few things sadder than seeing a large macaw stuck in a cage for someone's enjoyment.
Turkey flies coach.
So I am a bit dismayed at the recent phenomenon of “support animals”. Not service animals like seeing-eye dogs, but “emotional support animals” that...
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