Stop Animal Cruelty wants to

Stop the Illegal Smuggling of Finches

Finches are being smuggled into the US at record rates to perform in underground contests. Stop this cruel practice.

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Read about how finches are being smuggled into the US at alarming rates.

Smuggled Finches, Bound for Singing Contests, Keep Arriving in New York

The New York Times
Finches keep showing up at Kennedy International Airport in Queens. On flights from Guyana. So far this year, customs officials say, nearly 200 of the tiny songbirds have made the arduous journey from South America, stuffed into plastic hair rollers or cardboard toilet paper rolls and hidden in the luggage of smugglers who bring them illegally…Read More