Currently a draft being proposed to amend the classification of some breeds of birds. Non-indigenous bird species will be declared as prohibited pest animals under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (CaLP) Act, this list includes:
Chilean Flamingo, Greater Flamingo, Greater Rhea, Yellow-collared Lovebird, Peach-faced Lovebird; Rosy-faced Lovebird, Mandarin Duck, Egyptian Goose, Red Munia; Red Strawberry Finch; Red or Indian Avadavat; Tiger Finch; Red Waxbill, Cuban Amazon; Cuban Parrot, Yellow-crowned Amazon; Yellow-headed Amazon; Yellow-fronted Amazon; Yellow-naped Amazon, Hyacinth Macaw, Graylag Goose, Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Canada Goose, Muscovy Duck, Common Redpoll, Lady Amherst's Pheasant, Bobwhite Quail; Northern Bobwhite, Red-fronted Parakeet, Common Waxbill; St Helena Waxbill, Silver-eared Mesia, Pekin Robin; Red-billed Leiothrix, African Silverbill, Black-headed Munia; Black-headed Nun, Black-headed Mannikin, Tri-coloured Mannikin, Monk Parakeet; Quaker Parrot, Nanday Conure, Helmeted Guineafowl, Java Sparrow; Paddy Finch, Alexandrine Parakeet, Slaty-headed Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parakeet; Indian or African Ringneck Parrot or Parakeet, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Maroon-bellied Conure, Island Canary, African Collared Dove; Barbary Dove, Red Collared-Dove, Ostrich, Paradise Shelduck, Red-cheeked Cordonbleu, Blue-black Grassquit; Jacarini Finch
This will change regulations regarding the keeping of these birds as pets in the future at the discretion of the CaLP committee.
Should the Australian Government amend the Live Import List1 regarding import of these species into Australia, they would be prohibited from being brought into, kept or sold in Victoria.
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We the undersigned strongly object to the proposed draft amendments of the Catchment and Protection Act 1994 as outlined above.
The People Against The Proposed Bird Ban Law petition to Department of Primary Industry was written by dianne twemlow and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.