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Keeping birds flying
Wednesday, May 24 2006 @ 06:37 PM UTC
Contributed by: roelantjonker
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General News Turner specialist works with owners to allow their feathered pets to flap free

CAROL MCALICE CURRIE
Statesman Journal
May 19, 2006

To clip or not to clip?

Most pet-bird owners wrestle with the decision about wing-clipping early in their birds' lives.

Salem veterinarian Dr. Madeline Rae said for most owners, the decision to clip is based on two simple thoughts: to keep the bird safe and to keep it from escaping.

But because of an increasing obesity problem among some pet birds, there is a small and growing number of bird owners who are opting to keep their bird flighted.

Chris Shank, a Turner resident, is one such bird owner.

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A1237 and S1768 Bill Update from Alison
Sunday, May 21 2006 @ 11:31 PM UTC
Contributed by: Alison
Views: 4728
General News I just got word from New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance - Bill S1768 (aka A1237) was heard by the Senate Environment Committee 0n 5/15, and I was not notified.

Meanwhile, NJ F&W sent a FAX containing their side of the story, calling upon the Committee NOT to approve Bill 1768, and it was held. It remains before the Senate Environment Committee.

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Gunn wants corella cull in Australia
Thursday, May 04 2006 @ 10:45 AM UTC
Contributed by: roelantjonker
Views: 4431
General News By GREG KELTON 04may06

OUTSPOKEN Liberal backbencher Graham Gunn has given Parliament the "recipe" for a poison to kill thousands of corellas in the state's Mid North in a bid to cut their numbers.

Mr Gunn said his personal assistant's grandfather had provided the details: "50 pounds of wheat, a bottle of strychnine and a cup of paraffin oil."

Mr Gunn said it would have the corellas "falling out of the sky like Spitfires".

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Parakeet protection bill advances
Thursday, March 30 2006 @ 04:48 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 4883
General News Assemblywoman Joan Voss and Edgewater resident Alison Evans-Fragale pleaded with lawmakers Thursday on behalf of a flighty group of constituents who never vote but are hard to ignore.

In Edgewater, they tend to congregate in treetops in Memorial Park, at the intersection of River Road and Route 5. Their forebears, immigrants from South America, have been accused of destroying acres upon acres of crops, although today some wonder whether those tales might simply be legend.

Members of the flock are periodically rendered homeless by Public Service Electric and Gas Co., although without fail they have managed to regroup and rebuild after each incident.

"They," of course, are the lime-green monk parakeets, also known as Quaker parrots, that have lived in Edgewater since at least the 1970s. The birds have won over many fans despite their ear-piercing screeches and messy personal habits.

Friday, March 10, 2006
By ADRIENNE LU, STAFF WRITER, TRENTON

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Pro Parrot Bill to be Heard in Trenton this Week!
Monday, March 06 2006 @ 04:02 AM UTC
Contributed by: Alison
Views: 6272
General News

New Jersey Wild Quaker Parrots Need Your Help!

Bill A1237 has been introduced to decriminalize them in NJ, whose antiquated laws claim that they are a "potentially dangerous species" Please send an e-mail in support of Bill #A1237.

On March 9th, New Jersey Legislators will hear pro-parrot testimony from many of EdgewaterParrots.com supporters and team members, including, but not limited to: Marc Johnson of Foster Parrots.com Jon Mark Davey of Quakerville.com and Parrotsinthe City.com Steve Baldwin of BrooklynParrots.com and Alison Evans-Fragale, Founder of EdgewaterParrots.com, in support of Bill A1237!


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Horrific Conditions at Scudders Aviary - ‘Factory Farming’ Approach Takes Toll
Wednesday, February 08 2006 @ 07:38 PM UTC
Contributed by: fly free
Views: 7769
General News When it comes to the money, breeding parrots is easy.

Macaws, African Greys and Umbrella cockatoos retail at PetSmart, for example, for $1,300 to $1,500. Rose-breasted cockatoos sell for as high as $2,500.

When it comes to the work, breeding parrots is hard.

Caring for large birds and hand-feeding their babies is a full-time job. Baby birds need to be delicately fed many times a day for months. Breeders say the time invested soon outweighs the profit margin.

To compensate, they often sell unweaned birds at half the retail price to stores, where it falls to untrained staff members to feed them.

“It’s never been about the birds,” says Carla Freed, a Kansas breeder and researcher. “It’s always been about the money.”

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