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Artist Who Made People Cry With Her Animal Comics Is Back With Another Tearjerker, And It Might Be Her Saddest One Yet
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Artist Who Made People Cry With Her Animal Comics Is Back With Another Tearjerker, And It Might Be Her Saddest One Yet

Freelance illustrator and Digital Media student from Germany Jenny Jinya has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on numerous platforms with her animals-meet-Death comics. And if you’re alarmed by that thought, don’t be. Not only do the comics strongly advocate animal rights, but Jenny’s version of Death isn’t a villain also. Rather, a compassionate guide, leading the critters to their new home.

The series started off with ‘Good Boy’ and ‘Black Cat’ and eventually moved towards bunnies and elephants, but this time Jenny directs everyone’s attention to neglected animals we rarely talk about as suffering pets — parrots.

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Jenny thinks there are many different reasons why parents buy their children so-called pocket pets. “Just like hamsters and fish, birds are thought to be small animals that do not require much care. However, when these little creatures suddenly start to make a mess, people realize that they have not done enough research,” she told Bored Panda.

“Parrots like budgerigars are small, pretty, and also quite inexpensive. Often, it probably is simply underestimated how wild and complex these animals are. We are talking about exotic birds that are inherently wild. These birds are not decoration, they are loud, they want to fly, they need attention. You can’t just put them next to grandma’s flower pot and ignore them,” Jenny explained.

Here’s what the artist had to say when sharing the comic

International animal protection organization In Defense of Animals agreed that parrots can be entertaining and beautiful to look at; they are smart, can learn tricks, and may provide companionship to some people.

But the organization also agreed that the companion parrot has joined the ranks alongside the most discarded, homeless pets in America. “Even if captive-bred, they possess the same wild traits as their wild-born cousins who live in the jungles and rainforests. The parrots’ loud vocalizations help them communicate with mates and neighboring flocks in the distance. The larger species of parrots have raucous, ear-shattering screams that can be heard from miles away. The smaller parrots can be heard from equal distances with their shrill, ear-piercing screams that are often repetitive and annoying. Even the smallest parrots like the little budgerigar (commonly called budgie or parakeet) have been known to be too loud and nerve-wracking for some people,” In Defense of Animals wrote on their website.

Jenny highlighted that pets can be great and very important to children. “That being said, parents should be aware that a child may not always be able to meet all the requirements of an animal. One should not leave this responsibility completely to the child and before each purchase, one should inform oneself sufficiently about what one is getting involved with,” the artist added.

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Richard Brown
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1 year ago

My dad had a parrot called Chubby. For the less observant of you yes, Chubby Brown. It didn't talk but liked to 'talk'. My dad loved him and Chubby used to go around the house with my dad and snuggle up to my dads beard. Chubby died 3 years ago (he was just old) and my dad looked so miserable without him. I offered to buy him another one and my dad said "Rich, son, Chubby was my friend. He lived a few years longer than parrots usually do. Not only can I not replace him but if I did then the new parrot would out live me and who would look after it then? Besides, I miss Chubby. Not the parrot" I asked my dad "Is there anything I can do to cheer you up?" He said "I'm not sad. I miss him sure but I just keep remembering how much fun he was to have with me. If you want to cheer me up... I'll have a cup of tea" I call my dad every Thursday morning just to make sure he is ok and so that he knows he is not alone.

Janine B.
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1 year ago

Aw, what a sad story. Pets are family, they can't be replaced.

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Falcon
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1 year ago

I had a conversation about this with a person a few months ago. They wanted a parrot cause they were bored, they also lived with other people, who weren't going to be asked if they agree or not. Managed to talk them out of it, because every pet is a living being, who live years, not a toy for a few months.

Pamela24
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1 year ago

Wow, great job, Falcon (appropriate user name, btw)! Congratulations. You saved a poor soul from a certain suffering

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spirit wolf
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1 year ago

I just read an article about how so many parrots, budgies and all assortment of birds are being given up in great numbers rapidly since the increase of work from home happened. That's just awfully sad. We took one in ourselves, she was a family pet for 7 years but apparently she is too chirpy and interupting zoom meetings so they gave her the boot! We brought her home and found her a partner and fortunately they adore each other, all the chirping makes our home feel very alive and it is our great honor to care for them.

Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you. Budgies are such happy birdies and fun to have around. :)

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Richard Brown
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1 year ago

My dad had a parrot called Chubby. For the less observant of you yes, Chubby Brown. It didn't talk but liked to 'talk'. My dad loved him and Chubby used to go around the house with my dad and snuggle up to my dads beard. Chubby died 3 years ago (he was just old) and my dad looked so miserable without him. I offered to buy him another one and my dad said "Rich, son, Chubby was my friend. He lived a few years longer than parrots usually do. Not only can I not replace him but if I did then the new parrot would out live me and who would look after it then? Besides, I miss Chubby. Not the parrot" I asked my dad "Is there anything I can do to cheer you up?" He said "I'm not sad. I miss him sure but I just keep remembering how much fun he was to have with me. If you want to cheer me up... I'll have a cup of tea" I call my dad every Thursday morning just to make sure he is ok and so that he knows he is not alone.

Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw, what a sad story. Pets are family, they can't be replaced.

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Falcon
Community Member
1 year ago

I had a conversation about this with a person a few months ago. They wanted a parrot cause they were bored, they also lived with other people, who weren't going to be asked if they agree or not. Managed to talk them out of it, because every pet is a living being, who live years, not a toy for a few months.

Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, great job, Falcon (appropriate user name, btw)! Congratulations. You saved a poor soul from a certain suffering

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spirit wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

I just read an article about how so many parrots, budgies and all assortment of birds are being given up in great numbers rapidly since the increase of work from home happened. That's just awfully sad. We took one in ourselves, she was a family pet for 7 years but apparently she is too chirpy and interupting zoom meetings so they gave her the boot! We brought her home and found her a partner and fortunately they adore each other, all the chirping makes our home feel very alive and it is our great honor to care for them.

Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you. Budgies are such happy birdies and fun to have around. :)

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