Barcelona’s parakeets to be culled

July 22nd, 2007 | by nick |

I received this email this morning. It’s based on this article http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/260758/0/autorizan/caza/cotorras/ . Although I have grown to love this pesky fellows I myself have no intention of signing this petition as potentially monk parakeets could cause big problems in the surrounding countryside to farming and wildlife. I hope they are only going to reduce numbers. If you don’t agree with me, please sign their petition. More on monks here: http://www.iberianature.com/material/barcelona_birds.html

“Dear Mr Lloyd,
A contact e-mailed me yesterday about the planned wild parrot hunt in Barcelona. I am based in Brooklyn and the monk parakeets live here peacefully with other wildlife. I am shocked and discouraged by this planned action and am organizing a protest. But there is not much I can do on this side of the Atlantic. What’s needed are voices in Spain that are against it.
I have written about this issue and have an online petition. If you could spread the word in Europe, I’d be grateful”
Full story here:

http://www.brooklynparrots.com/2007/07/very-bad-news-from-spain.html

Thanks,
Steve Baldwin
The Brooklyn Parrot Society

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