December 6, 2005

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Today in court, just a few minutes ago, representatives of the United Illuminating Co. asserted that they will not be killing parakeets over the next month. Before any new roundups, in January, we'll be back in court.

More will be coming out through the news over the next couple of days, in the Connecticut Post and in state, national and international press (AP). The parakeets have been heard all over the country and the world, including in London's Guardian newspaper.

Professor Dwight Smith, as much a dedicated advocate as a learned biologist, has supported our legal action in state court today as the expert witness. Smith's dedication to the well-being of the parakeets shows that fine scientists not only study life, but celebrate it.

We share this news with all of our members and supporters, mindful that it's been a bitter month for the birds up until this point. Please keep your holiday lights off in memory and in respect.

With thanks,

Priscilla Feral
Friends of Animals