re. Bird Smuggling in Australia

To: "BA email" <>
Subject: re. Bird Smuggling in Australia
From: "simon starr" <>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 19:35:33 +1000
Hi all,
I agree with Peter Fuller's comments on this, and I don't think its just 
nesting locations that we should avoid disclosing.
>From my observations there has been a dramatic decline in numbers of Pink 
>Cockatoos in north-west Victoria, an area which I visit regularly.  These 
>areas would be the closest to a major international airport for this species, 
>and some other parrot species aswell.  I am careful not to report any 
>significant numbers of Pink Cockatoos on the internet, as this is obviously an 
>indication of a breeding area.  I have no doubt there are plenty of 
>unscrupulous people out there ready to make a quick buck from our native 
>wildlife, this includes reptiles aswell as birds.   In the time I have lived 
>in northern Victoria I have come across more than one person who has hinted at 
>such activities.
The internet is a wonderful resource for birders and criminals alike.

Whilst on the subject of cage birds and collectors, can anyone tell me what are 
the legal requirements for cage size for keeping birds.  I have seen too many 
Galahs and Cockatoos in little cages.  This is obvious cruelty and I've been 
tempted to risk prosecution !,  by letting birds free.

Simon Starr.

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