Avian Welfare Coalition
Dedicated to the welfare and protection of captive birds since 2000.
The Mission of the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC) is to raise awareness about the plight of parrots and other captive birds and to serve as an educational resource for the humane community, law-makers, and the general public.
The Avian Welfare Coalition and our co-plaintiff the American Anti-Vivisection Society have won our appeal in our case against USDA for its inaction and failure to regulate birds, as required by law. The pet bird trade causes much animal suffering in mass breeding facilities called bird mills, inhumane conditions during transport, and by not providing proper living environments for flight animals.
Parrot abuse and/or neglect can occur anywhere these birds are kept or displayed – pet shops and other retail stores, breeding facilities, bird marts, private homes, hotels, rescue facilities, veterinary offices, schools, nursing homes, zoos, exhibits, and in laboratories.