NBC Television's popular show The Voice
is employing a Moluccan cockatoo
to accompany Cee Lo Green
. As far as I'm concerned, this kind of animal exploitation doesn't fly. By showing a cockatoo perched on a celebrity's shoulder, NBC is giving viewers the mistaken impression that these animals make good pets -- or that they should be pets at all. Some viewers might even be inspired to "own" one too, thereby leading to increased trade ...