Sissen to face trial

Sissen to face trial

A report in the 23.10.99 issue of Cage & Aviary Birds reads as follows: "Parrot breeder Harry Sissen faces a trial on November 19 at Teeside County Court

Having bred rare birds on his farm in Northallerton, North Yorkshire for 35 years, Harry was raided last year and more than 120 birds were confiscated for DNA tests.

He is charged on three counts of illegal importation of Lear’s Macaws, one charge of illegal importation of six blue-headed macaws and two charges of illegally selling birds.

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