Re: Adelaide Rosella sales

Subject: Re: Adelaide Rosella sales
From: Trevor Quested <>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 96 17:24:26 +1100 (EST)
I am forwarding the gentleman's reply for your perusal.. TQ.
>Dear Trevor and Annie,
>Thank you for your reply.   It will be posted at our meetings.
>>I disagree with any attempt to export our wildlife. Where will they be kept?
>>In a small cage in Bangkok? I have forwarded your unsigned note to the
>>birding-aus bulletin board where you may receive some help.
>Just as a matter of interest, no specific countries have been targeted.  One
>thing many of us are very concerned about is the continuing loss of habitat
>and the continued predation by feral animals.  Australia is losing its
>native vegetation at the rate of 6% every 20 years despite very draconian
>laws and regulations.   If we don't find ways to encourage people to
>conserve native habitat, before long we will have very few species left in
>the wild.  Like you, I love to see animals in the wild, but I also recognise
>that many of our great naturalists and conservationists became what they are
>by first keeping animals as pets or for interest.  I am a great believer of
>fostering that spirit throughout the world.  I do understand, that
>unfortunately some animals will be kept in unsatisfactory ways as a result.
>It is up to us all to try and minimise that by the least intrusive and
>economical way possible.
>The idea of exporting Adelaide Rosella's is not a foregone conclusion.  I
>believe it will take quite a bit of effort.  Such ideas are easily derailed
>by some individuals and organisations that have no interest in conserving
>wild populations or habitat, but have extremely myopic views about animal
>liberation without looking at the big picture.
>I hope this helps, and I hope you will help us with information  and
>statistics no matter which way the coin falls.
>Thanks again for your help.
>Peter Mirtschin
>Venom Supplies Pty Ltd.
>PO Box 547
>South Australia   5352
>Phone                   61 85 63 0001
>Home phone              61 85 63 0065
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