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Re: US Starting To Open Bird Trade Again

Posted by Jerry on 6/26/04
(12) Comments

    On 6/15/04, Tim wrote:
    > On 6/12/04, Jerry wrote:
    >> On 6/10/04, Tim wrote:
    >>> On 6/08/04, Andrew Doan wrote:
    >>>> I've just recently visit a pet shop here Southern
    >>>> California and talk to the owner about softbills bird. He
    >>>> mention that the US will open up the bird trade again.
    >>> Just
    >>>> wonder if anyone here know if this is true or not.
    >>> I sure hope not!!! We have already done enough damage to
    >>> the wild populations.
    >> Tim:
    >> The bird trade was never closed! What gave you that idea?
    >> Softbills and finches have always been coming in. It is only
    >> the parrots that were generally banned, and not even all of
    >> those. Only CITES species of PArrots (most species) and CITES
    >> species of Softbills (very few)were banned, and you can still
    >> import the banned ones with a Coop permit.

    Why should we stop all imports? Give me a couple good reasons,
    otherwise I think you are a bit out on a limb.

    >> Furthermore, the bird trade has not done damage to most of the
    >> wild populations. Those populations that are in trouble are
    >> there because of habitat destruction.
    >> Jerry
    > Birds belong in the wild not in a cage. Stop all imports!!!!