Avian Welfare Laws & Legislation
Laws Governing Captive Birds
Parrots and other exotic birds commonly sold as pets or used for entertainment do not have specific regulations under the federal Animal Welfare Act. Moreover, they are frequently excluded from animal welfare legislation, pet shop regulations, and existing animal cruelty statutes.
Learn more about the current animal protection laws governing captive birds and approaches to improving their welfare below.
The Need for Avian Advocacy
Current Law and Suggested Approaches to Improving Captive Bird Welfare
Model Legislation: An Act Regulating the Sale of Unweaned Birds
Animal Law Resources
When You Witness Animal Cruelty
US Regulatory Laws and Resources
Animal Welfare Information Center
Know Your Legislators Position on Animal Protection