On March 7, we met with Turkish Cargo – a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines – to discuss our concerns with the illegal smuggling of African grey parrots out of The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Turkish Airlines’ planes. Cass Koenen, Global Head of Campaign, reflects on their response.
Turkish Cargo (a Turkish Airlines subsidiary) has agreed to work with us to find solutions to stop African grey parrots being smuggled on its planes. This is a great step towards ending this cruel trade
For many of us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year…but for wild animals caught up in the exotic pet trade, this time of year could mean increased suffering, trauma and the risk of being bought and sold like a toy.