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Anne Neil, a volunteer at the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs, British Columbia, stands on the front lawn of the BC Legislature with Peaches and Lunar, both Moluccan cockatoos, during a protest, after the parrot refuge was just rejected for grant funding from the provincial government, in Victoria. Peaches must wear a sport sock, and Lunar must wear a plastic ring around his neck, to help prevent themselves from self-mutilation due to stress. The World Parrot Refuge cares for over 700 parrots, many which live over several decades. Photo assignment for the Globe and Mail national newspaper in Canada.