· Wild animals DO NOT abandon their babies due to the smell of humans. Birds, in fact, cannot even smell anything! While mammals can smell very well, the scent of humans is not nearly enough of a danger signal to cause a mother to "go against" all of her hormonal and instinctual maternal behaviors.
· Baby animals will never be able to receive the same quality of care from humans as they get from their natural parents. Human care, to some extent, is always damaging to the baby animal. For this reason, human intervention should always be the absolute last resort, and should occur only if the baby has NO chance of surviving in the wild.