When will bird breeding be regulated?  How many more stories like this need to come out before it is generally recognized that this isn’t “a few bad apples” but an endemic problem in the bird breeding industry?  Don’t keep pet birds because to do so means you are supporting an industry that fights tooth-and-nail against regulation and continually is found to abuse animals.  If you insist on owning a pet bird, at least adopt one from a shelter.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.