Animal Care Australia (ACA) is for the birds!
Bird keeping (Aviculture) in Australia has a proud record of self-regulation. In recent years animal rights and animal liberation extremists have begun to pressure our industry with their ultimate goal of preventing the keeping of birds completely. ACA is here to help bring all animal hobbyists together such that our combined voice is heard above the chirps of the extremists.
Bird clubs and hobbyists represented by ACA include a broad range of avicultural endeavour. We represent keepers of parrots, finches, canaries, budgerigars, poultry, waterfowl, softbills, pigeons, raptors, etc. Clubs that breed to a standard, those that show competitively, clubs that focus on difficult to breed species, those that educate and support threatened species work and most of all those that provide social interaction, encourage higher welfare and promote aviculture as a valid and valuable hobby.
Sam Davis is the inaugural and current bird representative on the ACA committee. He is currently President of the Canary and Cage Bird Federation of Australia (CCBFA) of which some 250 bird clubs nationally are affiliated. Sam has extensive experience dealing with legislative matters regarding aviculture at all levels of government. Dealing routinely with such issues makes it clear that animal rights ideologies continue to unreasonably influence government policy, hence the need for all animal hobbyists to work together under the banner of ACA.
We encourage all aviculturists and clubs to join ACA. Strength in numbers – we need a murmuration, an enormous flock of avicultural support that can’t be ignored.