June 15th, 2009 – PalmBeachPost.com: Endangered parrots stolen from Breakers on Palm Beach, dumped at pet store

PALM BEACH — Police are looking for a bird trapper who preyed on two rare wild endangered parrot chicks outside The Breakers Palm Beach hotel and then dumped them at a pet store after finding he couldn’t sell them.

“It’s not only stupid and foolish, but it proves the birds have no commercial value,” said Paul Reillo, a biologist and director of the Loxahatchee-based non-profit Rare Species Conservatory Foundation which monitors the pocket of wild green-cheeked Amazon parrots for the hotel. “It’s a needless suffering to inflict on the birds.”

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