Email requesting feathers.

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Subject: Email requesting feathers.
From: "Elizabeth Shaw" <>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 10:33:06 +1100
Hi Everyone,
I received an email through Birding Pals this morning which concerned me 
considerably.  I have included his request and my reply to alert others and 
verify what I have told him is correct.  It is what I understand to be right in 
Victoria at least.

Dear Srdjan,
Thank you for your enquiry about collecting bird feathers.  In Australia, or at 
least Victoria, where I live, it is illegal to collect any part of a bird 
including feathers.  All native birds in Australia are protected under the law. 
 It is illegal to kill the birds, collect eggs, feathers or any other part of a 
bird unless you have a permit for scientific purposes.
Therefore I will not send you any feathers and encourage you to not ask for 
them from anyone else in Australia, as it will encourage them to break the law.
Yours sincerely
Elizabeth Shaw
Phillip Island

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