Attention Macaw Lovers!!
Three weeks ago the Magnificent Blue-throated Macaw status was listed as ENDANGERED
under the Endangered Species Act.
What does this mean for us??
The sale of a Blue-throated macaws across state lines will be outlawed as of Nov. 4 2013.
The rule is part of an effort by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to save this species of parrot whose numbers, in its native Bolivia, are estimated at less than 500. This beautiful species of Macaw, (Ara glaucogularis; previously Ara caninde) will join the other critically endangered species of parrots (such as a the ever popular Queen of Bavaria Conure and Vinaceous amazon) in limited intrastate commerce.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife states “that no sale may be consummated until an interstate commerce permit has been obtained from the (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species) Service.” In other words – both parties will now need to apply and be approved for a permit only if they can prove the intent of the purchase is for scientific research or to “enhance the propagation or survival of the species.” We have found these permits elusive if not impossible to acquire.
What is our opinion?
We believe this is yet another misguided attempt to “save” a species. In fact, it does just the opposite. Arguments were made that by restricting interstate sales of these sweet creatures that it will somehow help the remaining 500 or so Blue-throated Macaws still in the jungles of South America.
We know better!! This will only serve to reduce the economic viability of breeding these majestic creatures, just as it has done for the Queen of Bavaria and Vinaceous Amazon. Since breeders or retailers will no longer be able to sell these parrots across state lines, the demand will be reduced, and the lower prices (and increased difficulty to sell out of state) will reduce breeder profits and cause many breeders to sell their pairs. Lack of a robust resale market of legal birds will ultimately doom the species.
We believe they do not have long to go in the wild before becoming extinct, leaving the “backyard breeders” as the last line of propagating the spices. Now that the U.S. Government has foolishly restricted trade, they will slowly kill this captive breeding market. Without the captive breeding market being supported by people like you taking these birds in as companions, they will also disappear here in the U.S.
So sad when “well intended” government regulation does exactly the opposite as intended!
What does it mean for YOU?
This is your last chance to get a Blue-throated macaw shipped out of state
We have a great shipping service to get your new baby there!
We only have
two, now one left…..
Share with your friends NOW!!
If you were ever thinking of adding this wonderful bird to your flock
do it now before its too late!!!