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Bird projects

The generations after us also have the right to enjoy the animals and species that exist today. That is why we like to take our responsibility and support the following initiatives: Loro Parque Fundación and Weltvogelpark Walsrode.

The Loro Parque zoo (Tenerife - Spain) opened its doors in 1972 with 150 parrots and has now grown into a 13.5 ha park that houses parrots and parakeets and many other animals in an as much as possible natural habitat.

In 1994 the non-profit organization Loro Parque Fundación was founded. Since its inception, the foundation has financially supported more than 82 different conservation projects for the conservation of nature and environment around the world (for more than $10 million).
Moreover, Loro Parque Fundación has the world's largest parrots and parakeets collection. More than 4000 birds of 350 different species are housed in the one thousand aviaries of their "La Vera” breeding station. For several species, whose survival in nature is threatened, reserve populations are kept here as a last resort against final extinction.

The Weltvogelpark Walsrode – Germany, originally began as a hobby of businessman Fritz Geschke to breed pheasants and waterfowl. From 1962, the park experienced a rapid development into a major attraction for nature and animal lovers worldwide and became an internationally respected organization for bird breeding and conservation projects. The park houses more than 4000 birds of over 675 different species.

We work together closely with both organizations in developing new products. We provide financial support to both projects and the animals are fed with our products. In addition, you can also contribute by buying the products displaying one of their logos. For each unit sold, we will pay an additional contribution to these beautiful projects.

We can highly recommend a visit to both parks! You can find more information at:

www.loroparque.com and www.loroparquefundacion.org

www.weltvogelpark.de

One Loft Race

We also actively support the Belgian heritage of pigeon racing.

Pigeons are the oldest domesticated birds. The predecessors of racing pigeons were pigeons that were bred for their ability to fly back to their home base over considerable distances. Modern pigeon racing originated in Belgium in the mid-19th century and has since acquired a worldwide reputation. That’s why we are part of the driving force behind the Belgian Master, an international “one loft race” for pigeons.

In short: a "one loft race" is the principle that the youngsters of different fanciers are placed together in one loft where they are trained to participate in the final race under the same conditions and by the same trainer. It is considered the fairest method to show which bloodline or breeder is best.

Learn more about the Belgian Master: www.belgianmaster.com



Health Care projects

In the health care sector, dogs play an important role and in future animals will be used more and more often in that role. We also like to support care initiatives. Hachiko is one of them, a training center for assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities. We strongly believe that dogs greatly improve the quality of life and independence of their owners.

The dogs are not only trained to help the physically disabled. Hachiko has in the meantime also trained Dali, the dog that, next to fish and birds, will reinforce the homely and warm atmosphere of the palliative care unit of the AZ Sint Lucas Ghent – Belgium. Dali is already the second dog that has been trained for this unit by Hachiko.

You can find more information at www.hachiko.org

The Genk guide dog school can also count on support. They train dogs for blind people so that they can lead a much more independent life.

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