Sunday, January 15, 2006

From Boston Globe

Animal rights group sues to stop removal of parakeet nests
January 13, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. --An animal rights group said Friday that it filed a lawsuit against United Illuminating Co. seeking to stop any future removal of monk parakeet nests from utility poles.

Friends of Animals argues that the birds are part of Connecticut's ecosystem and should be protected.

The lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction against the capture and killing of the birds and wants the court to compel UI to take humane measures that would dissuade the parakeets from building their huge nests on utility poles.

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