Why Birds? - Can't we keep them in a cage or zoo?
The answer is no, not without harming ourselves.
What do wild birds do for human beings?
They are living, breathing symbols of liberty and beauty, grace, precision,
excellence -- frequently so exquisite as to be dumbfounding; frequently
and, reassuringly, very plain. Historically symbols of sky and freedom
for earthbound animals, who must still envy and study their easy, aerial
Origins of song, poetry and myth. Descendants of the dinosaurs. Most
efficient insectivores in the world yet harmless to us and the earth.
Major pollinators, essential predators and scavengers. "Our"
wild birds are a major link in the food chain that sustains us all as
fellow creatures. Symbiotic protectors of trees. A living early warning
system to humans of the health of our environment; additions to property
values as well as family values. A multi-billion dollar industry, worldwide,
for tourism and gardeners.
Our fellow creatures known as "wild birds" are a gift of
God and Nature; crucial to the web of life that supports our own. They
are happy harbingers of Spring and the seasons; an endless pleasure
to the observing eye, ear and intellect. Unexpectedly -- to some --
they are proving to be intelligent and sentient beings, worthy of respect
and protection as valuable members of our extended family. Will human
population expansion, unguarded markets and technology, be allowed to
destroy them in the coming years?
Another Why - Why
Try to Save The Natural World?