Yianni Stamas Asks for Your Participation on this Date Known as National Bird Day

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National Bird Day

One such way is to recognize that today, January 5th, is National Bird Day that affords us the opportunity to focus on the health and needs of birds taken from captivity to be sold at pet stores for profit. As a kid growing up I was often hired to do magic shows at birthday parties and other venues. I owned two white doves that I would make both appear and disappear in my performances to the delight of audiences.

Don’t Clip Wings

To do a play on words, we do not want birds to disappear from their natural habitats nor do we want for these lovely feathered creatures to not be properly taken care of in captivity. As a kid magician the pressure was on to clip the feathers of of my birds as is sometimes done by conjurers. This is so that when they are made to appear magically out of thin air, they would subsequently not be able to fly away. I am happy to report not only did my doves lead happy and healthy lives but I never clipped their wings.

Take Care of Your Pets

Amazingly I would sometimes perform outdoors shows and although they had the opportunity to do so, my doves never flew away from me as I did my best, even as a very young person, to be conscious of giving my special pets good lives.

Please Support Organizations Making a Difference

It is important that children learn to support the work of organizations that care for birds. These organizations can be found online.

Done for the Money

Bottom line is that National Bird Day is a day to recognize the need for the proper care for birds as pets as well as be activists against the cruel capture of them while they live in the wild. The capture of birds is a tragic way of making money.