Let Companion Birds Fly

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The voice of welfare and legal rights for Companion Birds In Australia

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Petitioning Mayor Keith Parkes, Mayor Gillian Alldridge, Liberal Environment Minister David Speirs


CORELLAS: "LOOK AT THE LOVE IN OUR EYES......" BUT........ These public servant decision makers below approve to people killing us and our parrot families- they have dead feathers on their hands- let's see if they can think with LOVE and not death+ bloody votes: South Australia Alexandrina Council Mayor Keith Parkes Phone: 08 85557000Mobile: 0408 818 663Email: keith.parkes@alexandrina.sa.gov.au Salisbury Council Mayor Gillian Aldridge  T: 0411 703 706E: galdridge@salisbury.sa.gov.au Environment Liberal Minister David Speirs Email: minister.speirs@sa.gov.auPhone:  (08) 8463 5680 It appears that some un-empathic and socially uneducated Australians continue to thrive on a KILL mentality- KILL KILL KILL! To the public servants: "Just because birds are smaller than you, does not give you the right to bully them and murder them."   "You don't need to kill to co-exist with nature, especially when parrots are NOT killing you, but trying to survive in a country that each second is KILLING the trees and nature that are the homes to birds and their families." To the Aussies who are taking out their frustrations on the intelligent loving parrots: "In all due respect.....try to think with your heart and love and not so much hatred and anger- no need to think like a killing criminal." _______________________________________________________________ Bird Behaviourist Paris Yves Read: "Parrots have the same intelligence, if not higher, than people- they have instincts and lateral thinking capabilities that many humans cannot even imagine to have themselves." "Parrots, feel love, feel emotion, yearn for flock interaction, can think logically, possess the highest instincts and focus on surviving as humans do." Paris Yves Read: Hitler was the most recent person to gas, shoot and kill living beings who he said annoyed him- yet Australian public servants still choose to do the same actions to intelligent, loving, feeling, empathic beings. ____________________________________________________________ The article below is a direct quote copy of a recent ABC article: "Corella cull by gassing proposed by South Australian regional councilABC North and West By Daniel KeanePosted 28 March 2019 A country council has written to the South Australian Government urging gas be used to cull corella flocks across the state, but the proposal has been condemned as "macho" and "cruel" by an animal behaviour expert. Alexandrina Council, south of Adelaide, said the population of corellas had become unmanageable in recent years, and non-lethal attempts to reduce the birds' numbers had failed. The council has written to Environment Minister David Speirs recommending the SA Government fund a program to cull them using gas. "We believe there's a cull required and a substantial one, and it has to be statewide. It can't just be one council doing something," Mayor Keith Parkes told ABC North and West. "We've had a favourable response from him. Minister Speirs acknowledged it is a significant issue. "With the gassing option, it's done very early in the morning in a remote area quickly and humanely … you can set nets over them and catch large quantities and they just gas them quickly, so it's all over quickly."The plan has been met with a mixed response, with some commenting favourably about the need to reduce parrot populations. "There is a massive overpopulation of these birds this year," one wrote on Facebook. "Not only these birds but also cockatoos, which have destroyed countless items in our yards. My aerial no longer works on the roof of my house thanks to a cockatoo eating the cable." However, others have responded with outrage, including one who wrote: "This makes me so cross. They bulldoze the scrub that the birds live in and then complain because the birds search for food". "What a ridiculous kneejerk reaction! These birds are suffering just as the rest of the state is suffering from not enough rain and lack of their normal feeding areas," another said. That view is shared by Gisela Kaplan, an expert in animal behaviour at the University of New England. "It's entirely inappropriate, cruel and ignorant," Professor Kaplan said of the proposal. She said mass killing could lead to the birds disappearing in South Australia, and said bird numbers had not increased overall and that flocks were forming because of recent drought. "These large flocks do not represent an overabundance of the species, but the sum total of all the inland corellas have flocked together in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to stay alive," she said."Taking the last remaining flocks of corellas and poisoning or shooting or gassing them is an absolutely reckless idea." 'Macho' solutions should be rejected, professor saysLarge flocks of corellas are also creating issues in metropolitan areas, including Salisbury in Adelaide's north. Earlier this month, a local soccer club said about 5,000 birds had stripped its playing fields of turf and had damaged its goal netting. The Salisbury Council said it was fighting a losing battle against the birds and agreed there needed to be a statewide strategy from the SA Government. Alexandrina Council Mayor Keith Parkes said he was not sure what gas would be used if his proposal was approved, but said previous attempts to disperse the flocks had only succeeded in "moving them onto other places which we don't consider to be the correct outcome". "The damage they do to infrastructure is enormous. They rip up tennis courts, bowling greens," Mr Parkes said."They make a hell of a mess, so it's a big problem. "We've tried shooting them, we're currently using drones and other noisemaking devices to move them on." While Professor Kaplan acknowledged the birds had become a "major problem" in parts of Australia, she firmly rejected suggestions non-lethal control methods were bound to fail. "One single bird of prey, particularly a peregrine falcon, flying over an area with a flock of 10,000 corellas will clear those corellas within two minutes to five minutes," she said. "What other farmers have done is encouraged birds of prey to stay on their properties by feeding them meat." Professor Kaplan said she had been in contact with the state's Local Government Association advising non-lethal methods be favoured. "Macho things like shooting and gassing and so forth have a short-term effect," she said."This problem can be solved in a very short period of time with very natural means and be permanently successful." The SA Government and the Department for Environment and Water have been contacted for comment." end of article _______________________________________________________________ Thank you for supporting this petition to STOP THE MURDER OF PARROTS Feathered thanks and love, Paris Yves Read Melbourne Australia www.letcompanionbirdsfly.com.au paris@letcompanionbirdsfly.com.au     

Let Companion Birds Fly
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Petitioning Daniel Andrews, Gayle Tierney MP, Sussan Ley

BAN abusive Companion bird sales & breeding now in Australia!

“Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) was a known bird welfare defender. He frequented the markets of Florence (Italy), buying caged birds simply to let them go.”  500 years later and Victorians are still caging birds. Victorian Aviculturists are using birds (captive native and non-native birds) as breeding slaves and money-makers calling it a hobby. The abuse and cruelty toward birds in Victoria, parallels the abuse in the Victorian Puppy Farm industry. There are bird mills everywhere! Annually the Mornington Peninsula Aviculture Society (MPAS) and the Victorian Avicultural Council (VAC) holds bird sales where permits are issued by the Victorian state departments- Minister of Agriculture-  & Minister of Environment. Victorian state governments allow the VAC to draft the bird welfare codes- the same people involved with MPAS and who ignore bird welfare all in the name of money! THIS IS A DANGEROUS CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!! $$$$$$$$$ Ex-Labor Minister Jaala Pulford signed in March 2017 an order to EXEMPT caged birds from the operation of the Domestic Animals Act. This means that all birds can be sold at sales, including exotic birds. Is that unbelievable and unethical or what? Why State and Federal Ministers are you allowing this abuse? State ministers have allowed the Wildlife Act to be so flexible that anyone can buy/sell/trade/breed wild birds. The VAC, bird breeders & sellers influence our state governments! But why are our Victorian state government decision makers allowing bird breeders and sellers to treat birds with so much abuse and no empathy? Why haven’t our Victorian state governments BANNED bird sales as we have constantly asked them to since at least 2015? Who is influencing their decision to abuse birds and ignore bird welfare? The bird groups/breeders/sellers. How can any compassionate, ethical and empathic person be influenced by greedy, money-making, non-compassionate people who enjoy controlling birds and using bird lives as a hobby? PLUS! The bird mills don’t even follow their own code! They fail to abide by the Victorian Code of Practice for birds. The code that they have created is just there to ‘shut my mouth- and yours.’ But they have it all wrong as their code is not even close to protecting the mind and life of a bird. The current Victorian Codes include: • Buying a bird• Your Birds Welfare Needs• Owning a Bird The details of the code are brief and not specific enough to tailor the needs of birds. It is tragic that Victorian departments allow such abuse and breaches of the code of practice to occur constantly, to intelligent birds.One day soon, Victorians will be wondering “how did we as voters and citizens allow such abuse to occur to intelligent companion birds and not put an immediate stop to it?” So we want to stop this BIRD sale happening again in Melbourne May 2019! In Victoria, there are thousands of abused and neglected birds being constantly sold, online (e.g. Facebook, individual websites, Buy a Bird, Gumtree (abusive backyard sales), PetsHQ, Trader tag,) at pet shops, markets, at bird sale events, and directly from bird groups and associations. The birds are suffering at the hands of bird breeders/sellers and at the sales: • Most of the birds are ill and physically and emotionally distressed.• All birds are housed in small boxes/ cages which fit the bird exactly- many of the larger birds cannot walk comfortably or stretch their wings- even flying is never an option for any bird.• There are bright lights and people hovering over the birds constantly- no privacy or quiet time for the birds.• The boxes/cages are filthy and rusty. In most cases, bird food is placed under the bird's perch and on the ground, amongst the birds’ faeces. Bird breeders and sellers proudly advertise their abusive bird photos in bird magazines sold throughout Australia and all over the internet. And birds in larger aviaries are kept as breeding-slaves and money making machines- and ‘pretty bird prizes’ for the owners to control emotionally and physically- there is a name for this personality trait……In fact, in the bird magazines, even bird club members/breeders and veterinarians mention the abuse and lack of welfare of birds that exists at Victorian Bird sales. Any professional Bird Behaviourist as myself, with constant life experience of living and interacting with birds, will confirm to you that treating birds in such a manner is unethical, unacceptable, and breaches basic bird welfare. ALL Birds are intelligent emotionally as a human being- MOST often MORE empathic! All Birds: o  feel pain, o  have deep sensitive emotions, o  have deep intuition, dream and have nightmares, o  have strong bird and human family values,   o  require the freedom to choose their own partner, o  require privacy, respect, love and care desperately.   Sound familiar? So do children, teenagers and adults!! Bird breeders and sellers are not interested in bird behaviour as it conflicts with their poor or lack of positive bird care standards and conflicts with their sole motive: money-money-money and CONTROL, at any welfare cost to birds. As a professional Bird Behaviourist, I am CONSTANTLY contacted by the general public of Australia, regarding bird welfare abuse cases. It is a serious problem in Victoria where most current codes of practice are flawed, not complied with and NOT monitored by DEDJTR and DELWP and where genuine and non-conflicting bird welfare regulations fail to exist. I urge ALL the government decision makers to ban all Victorian and Australia wide bird sales and events! There should be a thorough government investigation into the abusive Avicultural industry. Birds are highly intelligent and highly sensitive- they should not be kept is small cages, not in closed door cages, not in bedrooms/ laundries/basements/garages/ kitchens/ and/or sold and traded as a commodity. Shame on ALL the bird abusers! Please take urgent action and sign this petition, to save birds from being abused and ban the above bird sale and all sales of birds in Victoria! Thanking all our empathic supporters of birds!! Paris Yves Read- Bird Behaviourist & Counsellor, Bird Welfare Rights Activist & Campaigner Let Companion Birds Fly Melbourne, Australia Ph: 0413 530 419 email:  paris@letcompanionbirdsfly.com.au National Bird Adoption- "Agapi's Sanctuary" Crowdfunding- even $5 counts toward our self-funded passion for birds!!!!! Give Companion Birds A Voice “I wish I can educate the public and decision makers more- I am inundated saving and caring for few of the thousands of abused or surrendered birds! Too many birds are suffering 24/7 because of the lack of bird welfare awareness.” Paris  Birds & Slaves https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/bitstream/handle/10822/1040660/Quallen_Thesis_Final.pdf;sequence=1      

Let Companion Birds Fly
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