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    so AVA determines what can be pets? i thought Birds are considered pets too. and there are those who bring stray cats home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    so AVA determines what can be pets? i thought Birds are considered pets too. and there are those who bring stray cats home.
    Birds and cats are a very grey area and according to a recent newspaper report. The authorities are looking into the current laws about keeping various pets such as dogs, cats and birds iirc. Birds particularly are a super grey area due to the fact that our bird shops are actually selling various protected birds. An example is the african grey which is listed on Cites appendix 2 and wild caught birds are not to be traded and i've encountered shops that insist that their greys are wild caught.

    Anyway as grey as the pet-keeping scene is here in singapore, abiding by the law versus animals rights remains a touchy can of worms which has not been fully opened yet imo.

    Kinda OT liao, let's get back to the purpose of this thread, to alert nature/bird lovers to keep a look out for poachers/trappers and to snap photos of their actions to report them to the relevant authorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silas View Post
    Birds and cats are a very grey area and according to a recent newspaper report. The authorities are looking into the current laws about keeping various pets such as dogs, cats and birds iirc. Birds particularly are a super grey area due to the fact that our bird shops are actually selling various protected birds. An example is the african grey which is listed on Cites appendix 2 and wild caught birds are not to be traded and i've encountered shops that insist that their greys are wild caught.

    Anyway as grey as the pet-keeping scene is here in singapore, abiding by the law versus animals rights remains a touchy can of worms which has not been fully opened yet imo.

    Kinda OT liao, let's get back to the purpose of this thread, to alert nature/bird lovers to keep a look out for poachers/trappers and to snap photos of their actions to report them to the relevant authorities.
    Keep pets need license, especially keeping animals and birds under CITES List. You can check all these up in AVA website.

    This is quote from the AVA website.

    "Under the Wild Animals and Birds Act, it is an offence for any person to kill, take or keep any wild animal or bird, other than those specified in the Schedule such as mynas, pigeons and crows, without a license. Any person found doing so shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding S$1,000 and to the forfeiture of the animal.

    The public can call AVA at Tel: 62270670 should they see any suspected poaching activities, with the following information:

    - Type of animals poached;
    - Location of the animal poaching activity;
    - Frequency of poaching;
    - Description of accompanying vehicles used for the activity (model, colour, licence number);
    - Other useful information (photographs, equipments used for poaching, poachers description);
    - Contact details of informant

    All information provided to AVA shall be kept strictly confidential."

    For more information please refer to the link below:
    http://www.ava.gov.sg/AVA/Templates/AVA-GenericContentTemplate.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNOD EGUID={1ED3D89F-2AF7-496E-BBFA-EB16CAE9B95C}&NRORIGINALURL=%2fAnimalsPetSector%2f CITESEndangeredSpecies%2f&NRCACHEHINT=Guest#poachi ng

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    Thanks Reno for providing the details!

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