From Jungle to Jumble : National Cage & Aviary Birds Exhibition 2003
The 2003 'Giant Wild Bird Market' went ahead at the Birmingham NEC, despite a high level of controversy regarding its illegal status, and public opposition to the sale of wild birds in particular.
This special Animal Aid report presents the results of our investigation into the 2003 event - the evidence, findings and recommendations.
Introduction, the law and the licensing process.
The evidence presented and contraventions to the Pet Animals Act 1951.
Conditions attached to the licence and contraventions to those conditions.
Problems relating to animal welfare, public health and safety, and trading standards.
Animal Aid's conclusions and recommendations.