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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Was that bird raised in a cage? Really?

In many countries, including this one, it’s illegal to capture and sell wild birds. Unfortunately, poor countries (often where birds live) don’t have the means to enforce this.  So birds, like parrots and buntings, are smuggled illegally. Roughly 80% of smuggled birds die in transit. About 1,000 bird species are now in danger of extinction due to illegal capturing and smuggling.



OWEN YOST, in addition to being a blogger, is a licensed Landscape Architect emeritus who has lived and worked in north Texas for over 30 years. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), International Federation of Landscape Architects, National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. His office is at in Denton.

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