Re: Captive native birds

Subject: Re: Captive native birds
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 10:00:08 +1000
Penny Drake-Brockman suggested that it "might be more relevant than making it 
very expensive to keep birds, 
particularly the endangered and long-lived parrots and cockatoos, would be
controls on how they are kept."

One of the aspects of the proposed legislation it that owners of birds 
would need to demonstrate that they have the facilities and knowledge to 
adequately care for the birds.  This is particularly the case for species 
such as the black cockatoos.  Mind you, there is a list of (I think) 62 
exempt species that will include Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Galah.  I 
imagine that many of the long established species (that are now fully 
domesticated and come in an incredible range of colours) such as Zebra 
Finch, Cockatiel and probably Turquoise Parrot would be included in this 
list.  Without really having a good look at the document I would be 
reluctant to make to many more statements beyond this.



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