Please contact DEFRA to state your opposition to these plans. You can call their phone number, which, outside the UK, is 44 (0) 207 238 6951, you can e-mail them at email@example.com, or you can send them a letter via post to:
17 Smith Square
I fully agree with Andrew Tyler, who is quoted in the Examiner article as follows: "Branding other species as vermin or intruders is intolerant and selfish. The danger is overstated. We should stop the importation of these birds which are sold as commodities and endure lives of boredom in cages. It's not surprising they want to escape. If we are serious about coexisting with other species, we have to concede them territory."
Special thanks to Paul of the QP list for letting us know about this situation.