Yeah, I certainly won’t be shedding any tears for now ex-bird breeder LaSandra Walter, who had her birds taken from her as part of a plea deal after birds were found emaciated and in filthy conditions in her home.  “My whole life was based on my bird business,” she whined.  Maybe she should have thought of that before leaving seven birds that had died of starvation and dehydration in her freezer.

I know these posts aren’t fun to read but the sheer volume of cases like this should indicate that the bird breeding business in the United States is a disgusting mess and should be strongly regulated if not shut down.

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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, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. 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.