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March 24, 2014

Attend Tomorrow's Screening of Acclaimed PBS Documentary


Dear Friend,

You’re invited to the screening of the PBS documentary, Parrot Confidential, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 25 in Washington, D.C.! As part of the Environmental Film Festival, the film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker (and our National Bird Day collaborator), Allison Argo of Argo Films.

Parrot Confidential follows the story of one unfortunate parrot named Lou, who was abandoned in a foreclosed home. Though Lou was lucky to be rescued, he and thousands of other birds face an uncertain future of rehabilitation, resocialization, and rehoming. The acclaimed 2013 documentary explores the challenges of owning parrots, how breeders and owners become bird rescuers, and conservation efforts taking place around the world.

DATE: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TIME: 8:00pm

LOCATION: Atlas Arts Center, 1333 H St., NE, Washington, D.C.

PRICE: Free! No registration required.

In the U.S., the unregulated domestic breeding, selling, and trading of exotic birds has resulted in an influx of unwanted, abused, and abandoned birds in shelters and rescue facilities.

On January 5, Born Free USA, along with the Avian Welfare Coalition, celebrated the 12th annual National Bird Day with access to Allison’s documentary right from our National Bird Day website. National Bird Day is a day of action to raise awareness of the plight of birds in captivity and in the wild. Our National Bird Day campaign focuses on educating the public to discourage the purchase of birds as pets; improving standards of care for captive birds; stopping the international trade in wild birds; and protecting birds in the wild. However, National Bird Day is not just a day; we strive to consistently shine a spotlight on issues critical to the protection and survival of birds, both captive and wild, through our work with the exotic pet trade.

Watch Lou’s story tomorrow on the big screen, and learn about all birds, wild and caged, at

For the animals,


P.S. Purchase "Freedom the cockatoo" from our plush animal collection: a cute reminder of why we work to Keep Wildlife in the Wild.

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