Exhibiting birds on the Continent: APHA latest - download a copy of the registration form here

Exhibiting birds on the Continent: APHA latest - download a copy of the registration form here

In the face of continued uncertainty over the UK’s membership of the EU, it has been difficult to obtain clear advice from the government concerning arrangements for exhibiting birds in EU countries outside the UK. By way of a test case, Cage & Aviary Birds contributor Colin O’Hara contacted the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) by email this month. We here reproduce Mr O’Hara’s email and the APHA response, for the benefit of exhibitors.

£150 for Maidstone best British

£150 for Maidstone best British

A new British bird club has formed in response to next month’s South-Eastern Classic Bird Show and Sale, presented by Cage & Aviary Birds.

Clear video evidence leaves owl killer no choice but to plead guilty

Clear video evidence leaves owl killer no choice but to plead guilty

Video footage showing the chase for an owl killer has been released by the RSPB, following a successful court case.

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