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Now, a parrot smuggling racket
Friday, September 23 2005 @ 11:51 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News Bahraich police seized 2,000 parrots trapped from Kartaniya Ghat Sanctuary recently; arrested men confessed the birds were to be taken to Nepal for consumption in restaurants.

By Piyush Srivastava

Lucknow, September 13: After tigers, it is the parrots who are in danger — in Uttar Pradesh at least. A recent crackdown on the Indo-Nepal border has exposed a parrot smuggling racket, with the Bahraich police seizing about 2,000 birds that were trapped from the Kartaniya Ghat Sanctuary.

The parrots, belonging to the Rodriguez Parakeet family, were reportedly being taken to Nepal, where they are said to be a favoured delicacy especially among the foreign tourists. Some of the birds are even sent to China from there.

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Free sky for Meenakshi temple parrots
Monday, September 19 2005 @ 07:33 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 9499
General News 12th SEP 20:42 hrs IST
Chennai, INDIA: The famous Meenakshi temple in Madurai is setting free a large number of parrots that have been an integral part of the 1,200-years-old temple.

The temple authorities have decided to free the birds following requests from animal welfare organisations like the Blue Cross. Similar requests had also come from the state forest department, according to P. Bhaskaran, executive officer of the temple.

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Pro-Parrot Petition to Support NJ Law Change
Tuesday, August 16 2005 @ 11:09 PM UTC
Contributed by: brooklynparrots
Views: 6026
General News An online petition is circulating on the World Wide Web to support the passage of New Jersey Bill, #A4260, which would remove the Quaker Parakeet from the State's list of "potentially dangerous species."

Support of the bill is deemed vital by pro-parrot lobbyists because it would allow research and development of alternative nest platforms to woo New Jersey's wild parrots away from power poles, plus the establishment of a local parrot sanctuary in the town of Edgewater. The petition was drafted by Alison Evans-Fragale, of EdgwaterParrots.com.

EdgewaterParrots.com, which includes advisors Marc Johnson of FosterParrots.com, Steve Baldwin of BrooklynParrots.com, and pro-parrot local political leaders in Edgewater, is also attempting to obtain a permit from New Jersey Fish and Wildlife so that any future nest teardowns by utility company PSE&G will not result in displaced juvenile birds being euthenized at the Teterboro Animal Shelter, as has happened in the past.


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Kitsap WA’s parrots remain free birds
Monday, August 08 2005 @ 05:34 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 7660
General News BRENT CHAMPACO; The News Tribune Published: July 16th, 2005 12:01 AM

A now-famous colony of Quaker parrots, whose home atop a South Kitsap cell phone tower ignited a passionate animal rights debate, has gone on the lam.

Cingular Wireless was getting ready to replace the animals’ 60-foot-tall tower with one nearly twice as tall. State wildlife officials decided the birds should be captured and relocated to a more controlled environment.

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Parrots Name Each Other
Monday, July 18 2005 @ 11:12 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 7312
General News By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News July 11, 2005

Humans invented the names Big Bird and Tweety Bird, but new evidence suggests at least one species of parrot creates its own names for friends and family members.

Since vocal labeling indicates that the namer must first be able to imagine the individual or object in its mind,the discovery likely means bird thoughts and communication are far more complex and closer to human levels than previously realized.

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Monk Parrots in Greewood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, July 09 2005 @ 02:30 PM UTC
Contributed by: Birdlover
Views: 9113
General News Does anyone know if it is possible to move the nests in Edgewater, NJ to a safer place for the birds? They have been nesting in Brooklyn, at the Greenwood Cemetery for years. There has to be some way to protect these birds.

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