A new Humane Society video about exotic birds features Rio’s Jesse Eisenberg.
Jesse Eisenberg, Oscar-nominated for his role as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, has teamed up with the Humane Society in order to protect exotic bird species. Eisenberg played the voice of the bird Blu in the animated film Rio, which dealt with the issues of bird trafficking and the extinction of exotic bird species. The actor is in a new Humane Society video, posted July 10th, which encourages viewers to stop buying birds such as parrots, which are often abandoned by their owners. There is a ban on the importation of parrots caught in the wild,
but there are still millions used as pets in the United States. The Humane Society website has resources for people who are interested in helping parrots in the United States.