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Kevin McAleenan, Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection

Finches are being smuggled into the United States at record rates. Smugglers are reportedly shoving finches into tiny and dangerous containers in attempts to evade US Customs and Border protection and successfully introduce finches into the underground economy. Once in the United States, these finches are being enlisted in underground competitions that force finches to sing and chirp for the benefit of betting spectators.

Every part of this practice is cruel and inhumane. Finches are not indigenous to the United States and should not be separated from their natural habitat to make the arduous journey to another continent. Finches are not on Earth for humans' enjoyment and shouldn't be conscripted into underground betting contests where they are forced to perform against their will. And, the introduction of finches into the United States is dangerous for the United States' ecosystems and for diseases the birds might carry and spread.

We are asking you to invest in mechanisms to slow down and stop the illegal smuggling of finches into the United States.

Signed,

Stop Animal Cruelty

This petition closed 8 months ago

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Finches are being smuggled into the US at alarming rates. Once here, they are conscripted into underground betting contests, where they are forced to perform for spectators. Finches belong in...

Finches are being smuggled into the US at alarming rates. Once here, they are conscripted into underground betting contests, where they are forced to perform for spectators. Finches belong in their natural habitat, not in underground betting parlors. Help protect finches by demanding the US shut down the illegal finch trade.

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