Photos with Lear's Macaws
I have just been sent a photograph of young visitors to a bird show in Switzerland with Lear's Macaws
I have just been sent a photograph of young visitors to a bird show in Switzerland with Lear's Macaws. Regular visitors to the website may recall that on 15th April 2005 (see below) I reported Lear's Macaws had been shown at a show in eastern Switzerland by a Mr Constantin Santoli, who worked as a parrot consultant for the Swiss authorities. Soon after the macaws were allegedly stolen in a break-in at his premises. Having looked at the website of the Amicale du Bec Crochu (Engl: Friends of the Hook-bills), where this photo appears to be used to promote their current show programme, I have discovered it does relate to the November 2004 show, which I reported on in April 2005. The Swiss authorities still stubbornly refuse to take action against the Swiss holders of Spix's and Lear's macaws despite repeated representations by the Brazilian Government and other interested organisations. This cavalier attitude is always discussed at conventions held on parrot conservation all over the world and continues to cast the Swiss authorities in a seriously negative light.