Exotic bird theft affects professional aviculturists, hobbyists, pet shop owners, pet bird households, as well as bird sanctuaries and zoos.
Those who steal exotic birds and animals are not simply thieves: they also commit animal cruelty. Birds and other animals are stolen for personal satisfaction, for resale and even for animal sacrifice, with absolutely no regard for their lives or well-being.
Our objectives are to:
- Present “best practices” for bird owners,
- Explain the principles of working with law enforcement to bring the criminals to justice and
- Offer methods for finding birds that are stolen.