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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Does the Roman Catholic Church Care More for Parrots Than People?

BBC: Palm Sunday plan to save parrots

The Roman Catholic Church and activists have joined forces in an initiative for Palm Sunday celebrations - to save a unique species of parrot in Colombia.

Only some 540 yellow-eared parrots are thought to survive, living in wax palms on the slopes of the Andes.

For decades fronds from the trees have been cut for Palm Sunday services, which mark Jesus' entry into Jerusalem before his betrayal and crucifixion.

Now the church is urging worshippers to use the leaves of another species...