Re: US Starting To Open Bird Trade Again
Posted by Jerry on 6/26/04
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.
>>>> 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.
>> 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.
> Birds belong in the wild not in a cage. Stop all imports!!!!