Military Macaw Rita finally made her way to Nick from www.FreedomandForgiven.net. This sweet macaw is only 12 years old and has endured abuse that no being should. Nick, you are a saint for what you've done for Rita! We are sure this video will make any compassionate person sob:
Interestingly enough, Nick is a musician, who happened to rescue Rita. He seems like a pretty cool and compassionate guy, producing guitar music that ranges from vocal trance songs with heavy metal guitar riffs to chill out with flamenco guitars. Nick not only saved Rita from a putrid existence, but also gives a portion of his proceeds to support the Epilepsy Foundation.
It's often a tough thing for people involved in animal welfare to hold compassion for other people. We hear all the time nasty comments like, “People suck,” or “I'm ashamed to be part of the human race.” Does a negative attitude towards humans really help the problems? It reminds us of prisoners turning on each other. Frustration grows, but little is resolved.
We encourage our readers to share your stories and how you feel we can better the world. Starting out by supporting animal rescue from abuse is a good start. Expanding our outlook to consider what kind of compassion abusers may need, in order to help them better their lives so they can transform their selfish actions to a better awareness, one that considers all life as precious.
If we could all be just a little bit more like Nick, what a wonderful world this would be. Kudos to military macaw Rita and her newfound friend and savior.