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#160191 - 04/04/08 07:41 PM COCKATOO RAFFLE TOMORROW!  
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I would like to urge you all to contact these people an urge them NOT to raffle off a cockatoo--it's not even an auction but a "lucky you, you won a cockatoo, now what?..."

It needs to be done TODAY because the raffle is tomorrow
AND PLEASE CROSS-POST

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STewart Metz


ACADIANA BIRD FAIR

The Acadiana Bird Club presents its 29th Bi-Annual Bird Fair this weekend, April 5th and 6th, at the Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center, located at 1373 South College Road in Lafayette. It's the largest bird fair in Louisiana!

You'll see all kinds of beautiful birds, both handfed and breeders, plus you'll be able to visit and network with other bird owners throughout the South. Thinking about becoming a bird owner? This is the place to get all your questions answered and get advice from the experts. Everything bird-related will be there, from toys and cages to bird supplies. A gorgeous cockatoo will be raffled off, as well. The Bird Fair runs Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds are donated to avian research and to local charities, including the Acadiana Muscular Dystrophy Association.

For more information, log on to the Club's website at www.acadianabirdclub.com We'll see you at the Fair

Here are the contact for the breeder bird club:
General info: acadianabirdinc@hotmail.com
President: Donald Menard (337) 937-5113 Email: dmenard582@aol.com
Vice President: Belinda Melazzo (337) 896-1697 Email: maebmoe@yahoo.com
Secretary:Stacey Domingue (337) 807-0336 Email: skdomingue@yahoo.com
Board of Directors:Lucy Menard(337) 937-5113 Email: dmenard582@aol.com
Steve Melazzo(337) 896-1697 Email: maebmoe@yahoo.com
Zula McFarlain(337) 824-5588 Email: zmcfarl@bellsouth.net
Damian Shaheen(337)-255-3168 Email: cajunbait2000@yahoo.com
Carol Zerringue (337) 332-3134 Email: czeri@aol.com


Please contact the people above and ask them NOT to raffle off this cockatoo.. or ANY live parrot!


Local news coverage link: http://www.klfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=8101193

Jerry

#160210 - 04/04/08 08:38 PM Re: COCKATOO RAFFLE TOMORROW! [Re: Jerry]  
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Sent my email off to them. I hope they get inundated with emails so they will reconsider this action. How awful for the poor bird. Nancy


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#160214 - 04/04/08 08:57 PM Re: COCKATOO RAFFLE TOMORROW! [Re: Jerry]  
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I just called Mr. Menard, the president, and he didn't seem too concerned. The bird will be given away Sunday afternoon so we have some time. We actually turned one of these around at a bird fair in Florida about a year or two ago. Last year they auctioned an African Grey. He said most of the people had experience but, if not, they could sell the bird back, ie, take the cash. I followed up this conversation with an e-mail to all the listed parties.

Please copy these addresses into your TO box and send them a message! People have got to realize how wrong it is to auction off a long-lived, intelligent animal to anyone with one dollar!

Thanks in advance!

#160228 - 04/04/08 11:59 PM Re: COCKATOO RAFFLE TOMORROW! [Re: BE2Cassie]  
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The notion of stopping the raffle was not "really" my intention, as it's much too late I fear. But I'd like those people involved to know that we DO NOT appreciate the raffling-off of parrots no matter WHAT the cause, and to stop this practice immediately. Pressure must be placed on any and all clubs that condone this practice.


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