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Astounded to read the madness and desperation of a bird smuggler who attempted to smuggle 35 live finches into America from Guyana. The poor birds endured a 5 hour flight, stuffed in hair curlers and taped to the man’s ankles.

The man was offered $3,000 to smuggle them in for a bird singing contest. Winning birds can be bought for up to $10,000 at these competitions.

https://metro.co.uk/2021/04/28/bird-smuggler-caught-with-35-live-finches-stuffed-in-hair-curlers-at-airport-14485469/?ito=article.tablet.share.top.link

If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

You think the potential prison sentence alone would be a good enough deterrent, but sadly not.

What do you think it would take to stop this madness? A higher sentence? Would anything deter them?

HappyTravels
10 days ago
What do you think of this?
BlueEyesX
BlueEyesX10 days ago

HappyTravels. Disgraceful, those poor birds😡. Unfortunately the person offering the smuggler the money will not be prosecuted. I would hope a lengthy prison sentence will be a deterrent to future bird smugglers.

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