Author: Rosa María Cajiga Morales. Manager of the Instagram account of the Animal Law Section of the Florida Bar and collaborator of the Tierschutzbund-Zurich. Master degree in Animal Law and Society (University Autónoma of Barcelona). Bachelor degree in Law (University Autónoma of Queretaro, Mexico).
"In their feathers" is the story of two sisters, Aurora and Julia, who argue about the Christmas present. Julia wants a yellow-headed parrot as a gift, but Aurora tries to convince her to change her mind, due to the serious consequences that the trafficking of exotic animals has on the country's biodiversity and animal welfare. The yellow-headed parrot or the Huasteco parrot is one of the most trafficked and most vulnerable species within the country.
This story aims to bring up the problem of the illegal trade of wild animals in Mexico, particularly the endangered yellow-headed parrot, Amazona oratrix. This project also invites people to reconsider their relationship with wild animals, by highlighting the importance of their welfare and the legal mechanisms that exist in the country to protect them. This project was made possible thanks to the support of the Culture & Animals Foundation.
Behind the story “In their feathers”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-ny6-R_tfM&t=132s