The pink-ringed parrot is a medium-sized parrot found in Africa and southern Asia. In India, they are protected under Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act
Up to 11 pink parrots surrounded by a nylon bag were rescued from the bird market here on Monday, police said, adding that only one person has been arrested.
Action has been taken on a complaint filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. The Police registered the FIR under Sections 2, 9, 39, 49, 50 and 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act (WPA) 1972 Sections 11(1)(e) and 11(2) prohibit the Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 in a press release.
The pink-throated macaw is a medium-sized parrot found in Africa and southern Asia. They are protected under Schedule IV of the Wildlife Conservation Act.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP), Chiranjeev Nath Sinha said, “The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, makes it illegal to keep or confine any bird in any cage that does not provide a reasonable opportunity for movement, which, would mean flight. Birds have a fundamental right to Flying, she belongs to nature and in the sky she flies freely with her family, and not in eternal solitude. ”
The parrot is with the Forest Department and will be released into its natural habitat.