California Assembly Bill 202 to Protect Baby Birds in the Pet Trade Passed

October 2003

PETA posted an action alert and e-mailed an alert to our California members to support Assembly Bill 202 to restrict the sale of unweaned baby birds. The bill requires that young birds be able to eat on their own before being sold, and it also requires pet shops to employ properly trained and certified staff to avoid the tragic complications that can result from improper hand-feeding. We are happy to report that this bill passed!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind