Report on the Spix's Macaw in the Times
It is not entirely accurate on the history of the recovery programme it sheds new interesting light on the latest situation
An interesting report on the Spix's Macaw saga appeared in today's supplement to the Times, the leading British daily broadsheet newspaper. Although not entirely accurate on the history of the recovery programme it sheds new interesting light on the latest situation. It can be read in the section of the website dedicated to the Spix's Macaw.
I have also posted a report in this week's issue of Cage & Aviary Birds on the intervention by Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Henley-on-Thames, in the Lear's Macaw proceedings in the U.K. This was reported on first in the Times in December (see below). I hope that Boris and his father, Stanley, a former Member of the European Parliament, succeed in using their contacts and influence in getting a special hearing for settling the legal ownership of the Lear's Macaws.
Transportation boxes are ready and waiting and British Airways has agreed to fly then back to Brazil - all that is required for a judge to make his or her decision.
I am informed that HM Customs and Excise has successfully applied for the final Condemnation hearing to settle legal ownership of all the birds confiscated to proceed without waiting for a decision on Harry Sissen's appeal against the Confiscation hearing decision last August. Even so, this may not take place before the summer.