Poached African grey parrots smuggled on Turkish Airlines flights
Our shocking video shows a poacher using a lure bird to trap wild African grey parrots.
Illegally trafficked African grey parrots:
- have their flight feathers brutally chopped off to prevent them from escaping
- are crammed into small, dirty containers
- have a mortality rate of 66% before they even reach transport planes
- suffer a life of misery, if they survive the journey
Because of this thriving illicit trade, wild African grey parrot populations have declined by as much as 99% in some areas.