A paradise for tourists ... not a paradise for peacocks!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Dany12, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is happening in Xishuangbanna in Yunnan in southern China ..... all summer long !
    Dozens of buses arrive every hour full of tourists ... the dancer throws rice into the grass ... the peacocks arrive from everywhere ... they are hungry!

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    An hour later, the tourists left ...!

    Get out of here ! ... we have no more need of you here !

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  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately, this scenairo is played out all over the world, not just in China. Animals being exploited for human gain, it's sad but true.
     
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    There are videos of this place on YouTube. They call the peacocks using a whistle to let them know it is time for food and then the peacocks fly over the lake and to the shore where they are fed. In some videos, a few of the peacocks are displaying but most of them have messed up train feathers that are all broken off. Being free-range I figured they would have enough space for their train but perhaps tourists are breaking off their feathers?! Also, there is an area where they have around 5 peacocks all tethered and guests sit down and are handed the peacock to hold for a photo op.

    I always wondered how there could be so many peacocks yet so few peahens...In each video and picture I would only see just a handful of hens.
     

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