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Note To Parrot Rescues, Call Your Local Media...

“Rio,” the new 3D animated film about parrots from 20th Century Fox opened Thursday in theaters nationwide and has done impressive box office business.  I’m a little concerned pet stores will be doing an impressive amount of parrot sales as a result.

Smuggler Caught With 14 Birds In Pants

Given away by bird poop on his socks, fancy pants here was charged Tuesday, May the 6th 2009 in California with smuggling exotic Asian songbirds from Vietnam into the United States by strapping them onto his legs. Droppings on Sony Dong's socks and feathers peeking out from under a pant leg tipped off a Los Angeles International Airport inspector in March, who arrested the 46-year-old.

Bird Smugglers Abandon 600 Parakeets In Turkey

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 written by the HATAY- Doğan News Agency Two smugglers trying to cross the border into Turkey from Syria with hundreds of caged parakeets were noticed by police when the birds started chirping, in the district of Reyhanlı in the southern province of Hatay. Two people, who were allegedly trying to smuggle 600 parakeets with the aim of selling them in Turkey, ran when the birds all started making a lot of noise and managed to escape being detained, Doğan ...

Man Jailed Over Madagascar Animal Smuggling

South African hid hundreds of rare snakes, lizards, frogs in jacket, luggage. ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - A South African man accused of attempting to smuggle hundreds of rare chameleons, snakes, lizards and frogs out of Madagascar inside his jacket and luggage was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to a year in jail.

Wildlife Traffic

Russia is a nesting place for birds of prey, many of them almost extinct in other parts of the world. No wonder some enthusiasts of the falcon hunt are willing to pay a lot of money for them and do not hesitate to break the law. On the other hand, there is a flow of exotic pets smuggled into Russia.