As announced in March the law prohibiting the separation of parent and young parrots has been published in the “Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederland”. This makes this pioneering measure law in the Netherlands and effectively bans hand-rearing of baby parrots in the country from July 1st.
Some years ago I was told not to bring a knife to a gunfight when defending urban parrots. Power outages are not just a nuisance but a serious threat to people that depend on some form of live support at home. Parrot lovers cannot simply dismiss these issues, I was told.
FARMERS in the west midlands region have put their best foot forward in planning to erect 12.5 kilometres of fencing to protect 490 hectares of priority bushland where the endangered black Carnaby cockatoo is found.