Please join animal advocates in speaking out for captive birds on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 2:30 pm. This demo is organized by http://www.myspace.com/ReachOutforAnimalRights .
For more information, please visit http://www.BoycottBirdParadise.com and watch the video of KATHY LANCE ASSAULTING A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATOR at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl1xXOrw1U0 (she also threatens to shove the camera up the demonstrators a**).
If you are interested in organizing a petstore demonstration at another location, please contact the New York Bird Club: [email protected]
VIDEO AVAILABLE AT
Store Owner Strikes Out in Court Again in Attempt to Silence Bird Abuse
Bird Paradise's attempts to suppress free speech began in January, when store
owners requested local police to remove demonstrators from public property
outside of the store. Continuing their campaign this spring, Bird Paradise
owners then filed a civil lawsuit in Burlington Superior Court to prevent the
next planned demonstration. When even this effort failed (the lawsuit was
dismissed), the demonstration proceeded ? but one of the owners assaulted Bessey
during the demonstration, causing cuts, bruises, and bleeding ? and requiring
Bessey to seek emergency medical treatment.
"It's so sad that Bird Paradise will go to such lengths to try to keep the facts about birds in captivity from the public," said assault victim Marianne Bessey. "The fact is, birds are wild and suffer greatly in captivity. Stores like Bird Paradise continue the cycle of abuse by selling thousands of more birds, even when so many birds already suffering in captivity desperately need good homes."