Friday, January 07, 2011

NEWS FLASH: Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. Reintroduces Monk Parakeet Protection Acts!

The following message comes from Barry Schwartz, a leading NYC-based friend of our wild parrots. The reintroduction of these acts will do much to help Brooklyn's wild Monk Parakeets (AKA Quaker Parrots), who currently have no protection in the State of New York.
I am pleased to announce that NY State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., true to his word and commitment to Monk Parakeets and pet store practices, reintroduced the following bills on January 6, 2011 in the NY State Senate (please note the new bill numbers):
S01255 Makes Monk (Quaker) parakeets, protected birds (also cosponsored by Sen. Perkins)
S01246 Enables the "monk parakeet protection act"
Both above have already been referred to the NY State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
S01253 Relates to the sale of birds by pet dealers
Above referred to the NY State Senate Agriculture Committee
Please write to your local NY State Senator asking him/her to support these bills. Even if you are not in NY State, please write or email Sen. Addabbo in support:

Joseph P. Addabbo Jr.
188 State Street Room 815, Legislative Office Building

, NY 12247
United States
(518) 455-2322
(518) 426-6875

 A really big thanks to Sen. Addabbo for his continuing interest in these issues. We hope that NY State Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal will continue her support with reintroduction of the similar Assembly bills.
Barry & Gayle Schwartz
Feathered Friends Parrot Adoption Services, Inc.
Maspeth, NY
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