Position Statements

Periodically, the AFA's Board of Directors approves official position statements of the organization on issues relating to aviculture.

Select a topic from the left column to view the desired position statement.



Concerning the deregulation of the aviculture of the Quaker parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus):

The AFA supports and condones the responsible aviculture of the quaker parakeet, Myiopsitta monachus.

The AFA defines responsible aviculture as the humane care and propagation of an avian species, ensuring an environmentally enriched life and protection from harm and disease. Responsible aviculture shall also include, the implementation of all possible measures to prevent the accidental release of any bird from captivity, and to minimize the exposure to indigenous avian species.

The AFA feels that the putative threat to agriculture that may be posed by the Quaker parakeet, Myiopsitta monachus, is scientifically unsubstantiated and arguable.

The AFA strongly opposes any unlawful and purposeful release of a non-indigenous avian species.