Life, as always, turns out to be a continuing learning experience. That is exactly what this weekend at the Miami bird auction taught us here at M.A.R.S..
Never assume you know everything, never assume that because you have seen the worst, there are not decent, humane places where birds are bred for the trade.
Without going into all the details, I will simply say we are glad we went. M.A.R.S., with the help of many of our online followers from Facebook (Florida parrot rescue MARS), as well as www.marsparrots.org, were able to rescue the birds we judged to be the most in need. In need of a change, in need of retirement, or simply by a few mistakes in the bidding venue. No regrets there either. We will post pictures of our new arrivals and update all on their progress.
Thank-you for all your imput, comments and support. Please remember, it is all about the birds. There are places that get it. They are clean and organized and have a high standard of care, and other places that deserve to be shut down be it rescue, or breeding facility.
Please remember to donate if you can as now we are even more in need of the essentials that it takes to keep Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary operating.
I forgot the most important point. We rescued 12 exotic birds. Their first Sunday here at M.A.R.S. started out with french toast, scrambeled eggs, and of course Jazz. All is quiet once again, at least till tomorrow.