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Excerpts from ASPCA Newletter
Thursday, January 08 2004 @ 06:31 PM UTC
Contributed by: denisekelly
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Shelters and Rescue ASPCA has designated January as Adopt-A-Rescue Bird Month. See full details on this program at www.aspca.org.

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Parrots and People- a Relationship of Conflict
Wednesday, January 07 2004 @ 10:52 PM UTC
Contributed by: Tami Myers
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Shelters and Rescue Parrots and PeopleA Relationship of Conflict

We have all seen the baby parrots in pet stores. They are so darn adorable- helpless, cuddly creatures who crave our attention. They tug at our heartstrings as they beg for warm foods and snuggle up to us. We have read numerous articles on their intelligence and are in awe of their ability to converse in our languages. We are well aware of how breathtakingly beautiful they are when they are fully feathered adults -- But are you aware that the hundreds or even thousands of dollars you are spending on this delightful pet may likely be a waste of your money? You are only gambling your hard-earned cash in the hopes that your new purchase will retain those cuddly- baby attributes.

Parrots are wild animals, even if they were hatched in captivity.

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National Bird Day 2004: New awareness about birds as pets
Monday, January 05 2004 @ 06:34 AM UTC
Contributed by: Admin
Views: 5893
Conservation The Animal Protection Institute (API) in coordination with the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC) is calling on activists around the U.S. to take action on behalf of captive birds by drawing attention to the exploitation of other country's native birds by the U.S. pet industry on January 5 -- National Bird Day.

"National Bird Day" is not only a good day to take time to appreciate the native wild birds flying free outside our windows, it is also a perfect time to reflect on how we treat the native birds of other countries. While we have enacted laws to protect our native birds -- such as blue jays, cardinals, and crows -- from commercial exploitation, we fail to recognize the inconsistency in allowing the pet industry to exploit the birds of other countries.


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Children throw fauna traffickers a lifeline
Sunday, January 04 2004 @ 05:11 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 5348
Conservation By Charles Seabrook in Manaus, Brazil December 26, 2003

In the heart of Brazil's rainforest, a riverboat nudges up to a trading post along the January river, an Amazon tributary. Children laden with animals quickly converge on the passengers. A girl shows off a bright blue-and-red parrot. Another girl has a two-metre-long snake draped over her shoulders. A boy holds up a sad-eyed monkey. The animals are for sale. When asked where she got the parrot, the first girl - an 11-year-old named Isabel - points to the lush rainforest across the river.

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Another View: The Birds Are Singing This Morning; It's Their Day
Thursday, January 01 2004 @ 04:54 PM UTC
Contributed by: denisekelly
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General News National Bird Day Op Ed - by Sharon St. Joan of Best Friends Animal Society published in The Salt Lake Tribune.

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Guyana's Pakuri Arawak Amerindians Create "Parrot-Safe" Zone
Wednesday, December 17 2003 @ 05:19 AM UTC
Contributed by: Admin
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Conservation On September 17th, 2003 Chief David Simon of the Pakuri Arawak territory signed the Nancy Lewis Cullity Parrot Protection Act making the entire territory, of some 240 sq. miles, safe for parrots. The national government of Guyana now allows for the export of 30,000 parrots from this nearly pristine ecosystem and is now threatening the survival of many species of parrots with extinction. This act is the first of it's kind to become law on an indigenous reservation in all of Latin America & Chief David Mark Simon becomes the first indigenous leader to make this noble first step.

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