About the Avian Welfare Coalition
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.
About the AWC
The Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC) was formed in the fall of 2000 to create a voice in the animal protection community for captive parrots and other birds exploited by the pet trade. The AWC has since evolved into a working alliance of veterinarians, conservationists, and avian welfare and animal protection organizations dedicated to the ethical treatment of parrots and other captive exotic birds.
The AWC works to increase public awareness regarding captive bird welfare and facilitate cooperation among AWC Participants, the humane community, and professionals in related fields to address all aspects of the live bird trade. These efforts aid in preventing the abuse, exploitation, and suffering of captive birds, address the crucial issues of rescue, placement, and sanctuary for displaced birds, advocate for legal protection for birds living in captivity, and support legitimate conservation programs that may ensure the survival of wild birds and the protection of their natural habitats.