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WATCH WHAT YOU READ - IPC and the trade in wild birds

Posted 1 July 2003
Selection of IPC magazines

Animal Aid is calling on supporters to boycott IPC magazines as part of the campaign to end the UK's biggest bird fair.

IPC Media Ltd (International Publishing Company) is the UK's largest publishing house for lifestyle and hobbyist magazines. One of its publications, Cage & Aviary Birds, organises a massive annual bird sale at the NEC in Birmingham.

Last year it was estimated that more than 50,000 exotic birds on sale were captured in the wild. We know that for every bird who survived the brutal capture and transportation process, three others would have died on the way.

The wild bird trade threatens the survival of many exotic bird species, and events like the Cage & Aviary Birds sale drive the trappers ever deeper into the forests. It is the biggest event of its kind in the UK and you can help to persuade IPC Media Ltd not to organise any more.

Moreover, an outbreak of a budgerigar virus (see our letter to Solihull MBC) means that IPC Media should do like other event organisers and cancel the event.

You may sometimes purchase, or even subscribe to, one or more of the magazines listed below. Please write to the company and let them know that you will boycott their publications until they cease all involvement in the wild bird trade.

Aeroplane Homes & Gardens Ships Monthly
Amateur Gardening Horse Shoot Monthly
Amateur Photographer Horse & Hound Shooting Times
Angler's Mail Ideal Home Soaplife
Bird Keeper International Boat Industry Sporting Gun
Cage & Aviary Birds Land Rover World Stamp Magazine
Caravan Livingetc SuperBike
Cars & Car Conversions Loaded TVTimes
Chat Marie Claire TV & Satellite Week
Classic Boat MiniWorld 25 Beautiful Homes
Country Homes & Interiors   Mizz Uncut
Country Life Model Collector VolksWorld
Cycle Sport Motor Boats Monthly Wallpaper
Cycling Weekly Motor Boat & Yachting Webuser
Decanter Motor Caravan Magazine Wedding & Home
Essentials Mountain Bike Rider Muzik What Digital Camera
Eventing 19 What's on TV
Family Circle NME Woman
Farm Holiday Guides Now Woman & Home
The Field Park Home & Holiday Caravan   Woman's Own
4x4 Practical Boat Owner Woman's Weekly
The Golf Practical Parenting Women & Golf
Golf Monthly Prediction World Soccer
The Guitar Magazine Racecar Engineering Yachting Monthly
Hair The Railway Magazine Yachting World
Hi-Fi News Rugby World Yachting & Boating World  

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