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Fight to Keep Parrots in Our Homes
$160 raised
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4 Years running
Susanne Cochran, from Avalon Aviary in Loveland Colorado, is working hard to pull people who love parrots together and potentially file petitions to Fish & WIldlife, or maybe a class action suit. She needs to be funded to be able to continue working ...
Susanne Cochran, from Avalon Aviary in Loveland Colorado, is working hard to pull people who love parrots together and potentially file petitions to Fish & WIldlife, or maybe a class action suit. She needs to be funded to be able to continue working on this issue, which will touch every parrot lover eventually if it isn't stopped. She has taken significant time away from her business to deeply analyze the situation and provide that analysis to the community of parrot lovers. She has started a Facebook page called "Fight to Keep Parrots in Our Homes" and is publishing on it regularly to keep the community up to date on the situation. When a parrot is added to the ESA it can no longer be traded in interstate commerce or placed in a pet home. Aviculture maintains a genetic ark for most species of parrots, and they are thriving with breeders and in pet homes. When species can no longer be sold to pet homes or across state lines without extensive permits, the local markets become saturated and breeders stop breeding. Some states will even make it illegal for these species that are now in happy pet homes to remain in those homes. There is almost no poaching or smuggling into the US any more, and international trade is restricted through CITES and the Wild Bird Conservation Act. All putting these species on the Endangered Species Act does is stop the captive bird trade in these species and eventually lead to significant reductions in their numbers in the USA. Why are foreign species on the ESA at all? Let us keep raising these threatened and endangered birds and keep the genetic ark robust in the US. Let us keep our pets.
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