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Cameroon: 1,200 Parrots Rescued at Airport


Animals  (tags: parrots, trafficking, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher
- 2427 days ago - africanews.com
Over 1,200 exotic African Grey Parrots have been seized from traffickers in Cameroon after 2 two shipments were intercepted by the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife in Douala International Airport. The parrots were being illegally shipped to Bahrain and



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Wildlife Alliance (14)
Thursday January 24, 2008, 8:48 am
Ending the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Wildlife Alliance: Direct Protection to Wildlife in Danger

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. (0)
Thursday January 24, 2008, 9:50 am
"the live birds standing on top of their dead cage mates. It was a terrible scene” says Felix Lankester, Chief Veterinarian of LWC., that has now received 2 truckloads of the dying parrots."

Noted with sadness for the suffering and deaths of these precious parrots and with rage towards the monsters who did this.
 

Michael W. (72)
Thursday January 24, 2008, 11:24 am
"The trade in bird species is banned in the USA but is still legal in Europe and elsewhere. “The African Grey Parrot is in decline due to a growing and highly lucrative harvest for the pet trade from West and Central Africa. The species may be threatened with extinction in its natural environment unless the trade is subject to strict enforcement,” says Dr. Emmanuel de Merode, CEO of WildlifeDirect.org." The US is ahead of the EU ?
 

RC deWinter (418)
Thursday January 24, 2008, 4:11 pm
I wish so many had not died. We are greedily and ignorantly decimating our wild populations of everything.
 

Joe Jordan-Allen (67)
Friday January 25, 2008, 3:36 pm
That should but a small but important dent in their operations!
 
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