I understand how you feel. It is a shame that folks make a BIG buck for themselves. I agree it is unethical and your post is a big "heads up" for folks in the NYC area.
Having seen the atrocities people can commit against each other for years as a critical care nurse in a county hospital...I wish taking advantage of people financially was the only unethical crime folks commited.
It is a shame that good folks have to learn how disgusting and unethical some people are. I understand your indignation and I wish I was still uneducated enough to be surprised. I sometimes really hate knowing all that I know. I would love to have some innocence back.
Take care and just try to remember there are still really great people in this world trying to do the RIGHT thing.
Hopefully the unsuspecting people looking for rescue birds will find this site and get educated. It is working for me.