05 January 2016
In the pet world, dogs and cats get all the glory. They get the TV commercials, the Facebook likes, the Sarah McLachlan weepy soundtrack and the compassion of millions of average citizens and advocacy organizations trying to right the wrongs done to them. And yet, despite these big efforts, other folks keep doing a bang-up job of making so many animals' lives miserable.
So, imagine for a moment the plight of a pet who sits on the sidelines of all that attention. A pet who is almost entirely overlooked. Who lacks the rallying cry of thousands of GoFundMe petitions at a moment's notice. That, by many accounts, shouldn't even be a pet, but is nonetheless one of the most popular animals in the American household?
Welcome to the plight of the pet bird. Perhaps one of the saddest tales to tell.