1. We propose welcoming visitors to the sanctuary for admission fees and selling them bird feed and peanuts to give to the birds.
2. Bird house kits that can become a family project, ready-made bird houses, feeders, bird baths, bird seeds, binoculars, books and other bird paraphernalia could be sold for use when our visitors return homes, all of which will augment expenses.
3. Free training sessions about creating wild bird sanctuaries in school grounds, parks and green belts could be provided, too. This may pique interest, word-of-mouth advertizing and, in turn, more visits to the sanctuary, generating more revenue.
4. Quality restaurants could be another attraction to visitors and a source of revenue.
5. Kiosks might also be an option to rent to small businesses that provide goods and services.
6. In addition to providing for wild birds, a sanctuary for injured birds who are unable to return to the wild is an option. This would be an attraction to visitors and create jobs.
The Sanctuary Will Create Jobs
A sanctuary will probably need:
Waiters and Waitresses
This is a Trend of the Future
Presenting Economic Opportunities For Your Community
The public is becoming more keenly aware that animals are not commodities who can be bought, sold, taken from their families and imprisoned for life simply for our amusement.
The extraordinary editorial power of the internet has enlightened millions of people who were previously unsuspecting of the heartless, unfeeling nature of those who lead organizations which keep captive animals. And, with the advent of the movie Blackfish, an expose of Marine World’s cruel exploitation of marine life, and several other movies like them, awareness is ever increasing.
Therefore, a societal trend of rejecting zoos is growing and we see no reason that it will not continue to do so. ZoosAreForTheBirds.org is poised to take advantage of this expanding social imbalance – not to make a profit – but help suffering animals.
Yet, other will benefit by this social imbalance by lawful, ethical profiteering, which, in the long term, benefits local communities and the people who live in them.
Rather than closing zoos with nothing in their place, we advocate replacing them with wild bird sanctuaries. This, in fact, is our mission statement: Replacing zoos with wild bird sanctuaries.
It is unnecessary, and probably impossible, to present a specific cash flow analysis since each case will vary greatly. However, implementing our plan may reduce city expenditures and may do so, possibly, without reducing revenue.
For example, over five years, approximately $500,000 is required to care for only one elephant. Whereas, with the exception of light husbandry, a wild bird sanctuary, landscaped with native trees, plants and shrubs that provide food and shelter for indigenous birds, is virtually self-perpetuating and accompanied by minimal costs. The wild birds will, of course, remain completely free and wild, thereby requiring little personnel support.
At the same time, wild bird sanctuaries of these types often include rehabilitation of injured or abandoned birds; so, this will most likely be a option.