Are African grey parrots illegal in the UK?

Are African grey parrots illegal in the UK?

Description Faiz Ahmed sits at a desk, oblivious, as he turns to a team of undercover BBC News journalists.Are African grey parrots illegal in the UK? He’s busy with his business of importing and selling birds. It’s a popular line of trade in Bangladesh, where he’s based, particularly among people with connections and money to invest. The conversation had started over the purchase of legal captive-bred parrots, but turned to a particular species, the African grey. It is illegal under international law to sell wild-caught African greys, which are endangered and on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Red List. However, Faiz calmly told us how he could… Read More

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