Thursday, June 5, 2014

Birds Of Prey owning a bird of prey in India??please answer?

Question by -.-: owning a bird of prey in India??please answer?
is it allowed to own a bird of prey…specifically eagles falcons or hawks in India???are there any laws againts it…if yes/no can u send me any links where i can find out?

Best answer:

Answer by sasquatch
its absolutely illeagal to keep them as pets but you can keep them if you are rerhabilitating them.Owls are protected by law in the US, and you can not own one as a pet. In order to keep an owl, you must have a permit. They are not issued for the purpose of keeping owls as pets. You can get a falconers license, after completing the appropriate training. You can get a wildlife rehabilitators license but then the owl would have to be released when ready (unless it was a PC – permanent cripple – and then you could keep it for “educational purposes” with yet another license)

Edit – found some info online that suports my answer, and gives more info:

“In the United States, keeping owls as pets is illegal under most circumstances due to their protection under various federal, state, and local laws, such as the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. ”…

“In the U.S., keeping owls for pets is always against the law. In the U.S., owls and all other native birds are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and cannot be possessed by anyone who doesn’t have legal permits for research or education, or in the case of an injured owl, legal rehabilitation permits. I have permits to keep one Eastern Screech-Owl for education. I first needed to prove that I have a good reason to use an owl for educational programs, and that I could provide healthy, safe, and comfortable housing and good food, in order to apply for a permit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. I needed a permit from my state in order to apply for a federal permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. After I had both permits, I was allowed to keep one screech owl, but wasn’t allowed to take it from the wild. I had to find a rehabilitation center that had an owl that had recovered but couldn’t be released into the wild.”…

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