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Subject: Reporting birds kept in bad conditions @ Petland Discounts, Inc. (corporate pimps)

petland on staten island :: when there cage a bird they really cage it. the birds there are never let out to fly some birds are there almost a year an half… not right..same setup as your petland please lets do some thing? maria. every time i go there i cant even go to the back anymore.

I walked into Petland on Tarrytown Road in White Plains today, it’s next to Barnes and Nobel Books. There is a very small, maybe six foot by four foot room that is complete closed where ALL of the birds are kept. There were four types of conures and parrots in there – and a cockatoo. A young boy was in there readjusting shelving. He had a mask on. The smell coming from the room was the worst I’ve ever smelt. It burned my eyes. there was feces all over the cages and splattered on the front of the cages. There is no air circulation in there, and the birds can’t possibly be breathing well.

Is there anyone here that can help report them. I want to call the Dept of Health, but is there a better place or way to report this?

Naked Bird Watching – how much lower can it get?

Sorry I have been out of touch. I had personal issues that I had to tend to. Luckily, my lovely volunteers were helping me to collect signatures and prepare for our new campaign.

Today as I was having my morning coffee, I went to YouTube and randomly put in “bird watching”. Sure enough, the top result was “Naked Bird Watching”. Yes, the girl was hot – but was she moral, that’s the question?”

News from New York Bird Club

United Poultry Concerns President Karen Davis Presents “The Social and Secret Life of Chickens: A Lecture with Visuals & a Book-Signing” in New York City , December 30, 2009

Please join Karen Davis at the Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 5th Ave, New York City, December 30, 2009, at 6:30pm, for a stimulating presentation about chickens


Karen Davis’ experience with chickens for more than twenty years has shown her that chickens are conscious and emotional beings with adaptable sociability and a range of intentions and personalities. She will relate her personal stories about the chickens at the sanctuary to how chickens are treated in factory farming and live poultry markets.

Immediately following her talk, Karen will sign copies of her book Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry (New Edition 2009).

The Mid-Manhattan Library is the central circulating library of The New York Public Library system. Positioned across the street from the central research library, The Mid-Manhattan Library offers cultural and informational programs providing a forum for free and open access to new ideas.

Karen Davis, PhD is the president and founder of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. She’s the editor of UPC’s quarterly magazine Poultry Press and the author of several books including Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry (Book Publishing Co., 2009), The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale (Lantern Books, 2005), and More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality (Lantern Books, 2001). Karen maintains a sanctuary for chickens, turkeys and ducks on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

They call it “avian erotica”

Yes, one might think initially it is pretty cute. Except, one wouldn’t like it if he were the one being used for “science”.

To find out whether a bird is paying attention these days, it seems you have to get a little risqué.

That’s what a researcher at McMaster University in Hamilton did in a recent study to determine whether Japanese quail can recognize images on a video screen as being from real life.

Alex Ophir, 28, a PhD student in the department of psychology and author of the study that soon will appear in the journal Animal Behaviour, has been showing what amounts to avian erotica to numerous eligible female quail, to see how they respond.

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Reposting from New York Bird Club


Today I went to Chase bank at 86Th St and York Ave (445 E. 86 St. – Channel Club Condominium) and I stopped to say hello to the elder gentleman that sits in the garden area, in front of the bank, to feed breadcrumbs to a few pigeons. Very sadden with tears in his eyes, he told me “This morning I counted 8 dead pigeons here, they are killing the birds! This sweet man has not been told, by anybody in the area, not to feed the birds.

The cowards that are poisoning the birds are doing it while nobody sees them. Isn’t it illegal to kill/poison wild-life in New York?

I remember, a few years ago, dozens of pigeons were being poisoned at that same corner, the building that was killing the birds was 126 East 86 St. People even posted signs outside the bank stating that the building was poisoning birds and the killings suddenly stopped.
Is there anything that could be done to stop this bastards? Is there any local animal welfare agency that would actually do something about this crime?

Dept of Bldgs info:

Contact info: 1637 York Ave
New York, NY 10028
Phone: (212) 348-2441

Plane in the Hudson And the Birds

Anaida Krok, founder and president of The Good Conduct Society, an organization she leads for the preservation of birds, today congratulated the Black Throated Green Warblers for safely bringing down the US AIRWAYS Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. The 155 passengers and crew were quickly rescued with only a few minor injuries.

“There are 48 million Peeping Toms with binoculars seeking vicarious sexual pleasure, posing as Bird Watchers,” she added. “Their sordid satisfaction must be halted immediately, otherwise birds will continue their protest by invading jet engines and forcing them to land shortly after takeoff.”

The Good Conduct Society has petitioned Congress to pass strict laws that would curtail Bird Watchers’ from pursuing their perverted passion. Stiff fines will help deter such criminal activities and Ms. Krok has written President-elect Barack Obama to help support her cause.

Letter to President-elect Obama from Good Conduct Society

Dear friends and supporters,

At this moment I would like to share with you the political agenda of the Good Conduct Society. I personally wrote a letter to President-elect Obama in which I encourage him to take measures to protect the birds. Yes, there are other problems, we all know that. But does it mean that bankers and newspapers who caused their own demise hurt more than birds who are defenseless against human barbarity?

In my letter to Obama I urge Mr. President-elect as well as Congress to create a law that protects our bird population, now considered “endangered species.” They are an integral part of our planet that needs to be preserved immediately. Otherwise their role in nature, if extinguished by horny bird watchers, will upset and even destroy the chain of animal behavior presently in peril from hunters, voyeurs and enslaved in cages. All zoos, and especially bird sanctuaries, should release their captives and return them to nature’s habitat. Therefore, a Federal Law must be passed by Congress that contains the following provisions:

1. Bird watchers must cease and desist from watching birds cohabitate or face a fine of $250 for the first offense; $750 for the second offense; $1,000 for the third offense and a mandatory jail sentence of one year and a day in a Federal Prison.

2. Keeping birds in home cages are to be forbidden unless for preservation. They must be set free or the kidnappers will be subjected to penalties as stated in #1.

3. Pet stores must not engage in selling birds and will have 30 days in which to release them or the store owner will be fined as in #1.

4.Bird predators, such as Bird Watchers, who have been fined and/or convicted, will be shamed on a website sponsored by U.S. Government

5. Citizens who report violations of the above regulations will be rewarded with payments up to $2,500 for their vigilance and service to their country.

I will keep you posted on the progress. I am leaving for Europe tomorrow and my communication will be limited. The blog will be maintained by Good Conduct Society member Harvey Horton.