Vegetarian and Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg has joined forces with the Humane Society of the United States to expose the inhumane treatment of exotic birds. In a newly released video for HSUS, Eisenberg, who played a macaw in the animated film Rio and is set to reprise his role in the upcoming Rio 2 sequel, asks consumers to think twice before buying exotic birds as companion animals. The growing demand for parrots and other popular species continues to contribute to the global exotic bird trade, which results in innumerable homeless birds overwhelming rescue groups and animal shelters across the United States. “If an animal’s natural home is in the wild, then chances are, that’s where it belongs,” affirms Eisenberg.
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