DEFRA drops licensing bombshell

DEFRA drops licensing bombshell

Birdkeepers may face a nightmare combination of new red tape and costs, if DEFRA plans for a blanket Animal Activities Licence (AAL) become law. Read the story for details on how to download a letter to send to your MP.

Calling all readers: help try to re-draft DEFRA’s shock plans

Calling all readers: help try to re-draft DEFRA’s shock plans

Cage & Aviary Birds is urging all readers to write to their local MPs in a united stand against DEFRA plans for a blanket Animal Activities Licence (AAL).

Young Bird Breeders encouraged to apply for Jersey course

Young Bird Breeders encouraged to apply for Jersey course

The Avicultural Society (AS) is encouraging amateur bird breeders to apply for this year’s Raymond Sawyer Scholarship.

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  • Editor’s Letter June 13

    Editor’s Letter June 13

    13th June 2018

    THANKS TO READERS for their feedback on my advice about GDPR compliance for clubs and societies (see Editor’s Letters, May 23, May 30 and June 6 issues). One extra matter that’s become apparent concerns the requirement for clubs to obtain…

  • Latest issue June 13

    12th June 2018

    In the June 13, 2018, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Canadian birdkeeper Peter Mostert says when he was asked for help in rehousing a mixed collection of Alexandrines and other parrot-like birds, he couldn’t resist the challenge…   In news, we…

  • Editor’s Letter June 6

    Editor’s Letter June 6

    12th June 2018

    LAST WEEK I recommended some wording for a simple Privacy Policy that clubs and societies could adapt in order to comply with the recently introduced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). That wording related to club members and the info that…

  • Swift move out of the soup

    Swift move out of the soup

    9th June 2018

    Photo: Getty Images/Arun Roisri. Good enough to eat: an edible-nest swiftlet sitting on a fragment of its nest   A massive demand for its nests might sound as though it would spell trouble for any wild bird. Yet, as Tony Tilford…

  • Tropican Prize Draw

    Tropican Prize Draw

    7th June 2018

    HELP YOUR BIRDS receive the best start in life with Tropican Hand-Feeding Formula. Thanks to Tropican, we have three 2kg bags to give away. According to Tropican, its Hand-Feeding Formula provides proper daily nutrition for baby parrots up to fledgling,…