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Ministry working on ‘badly needed’ new regulations for pet bird shops

Pet birds are seen at a pet bird shop in Amman, in these undated photos. The Ministry of Agriculture said on Monday that it is working on new regulations to organize the work of pet bird shops and res
Pet birds are seen at a pet bird shop in Amman, in these undated photos. The Ministry of Agriculture said on Monday that it is working on new regulations to organize the work of pet bird shops and resolve issues in the sector. (Photo: Jordan News)
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Agriculture is currently working to manage the procedures and organize the work of pet bird shops, to resolve all “distortions and interferences” in the industry, a ministry official said on Monday. اضافة اعلان

According to an official source at the Ministry of Agriculture, who spoke on condition of anonymity, "the ministry will soon launch all the official procedures to help and support those who work in this sector in conducting their work accurately and precisely, and, most importantly, legally."


Pet birds are seen at a pet bird shop in Amman, in these undated photos. The Ministry of Agriculture said on Monday that it is working on new regulations to organize the work of pet bird shops and resolve issues in the sector. (Photo: Jordan News)

"This is for the seller's benefit and the customer’s too," the source told Jordan News, noting that the ministry has received complaints from sellers regarding “facing some difficulties and obstacles in completing their work.”

“We believe that these new procedures shall protect them and help them manage their business," the official added.

“We have listened to the most important challenges they face, and we are working on solving them, and finding the most appropriate solutions as soon as possible.”

Ali Awwad, a pet shop owner, told Jordan News that he had complained about “some sellers that choose to sell birds in the alleys and streets. Those sellers work illegally because they have no licenses and medical reports that verify the health status of the birds."

"Some people buy from them because they may sell them at a cheaper price — they do not have to pay for the shop’s rent, bills, and salaries like us," Awwad said.

"I thank our government for taking the decision of adopting new regulations and measures; we need them — especially since birds are creatures and we should know how to value their lives," he added.

Rania Hijazi, a citizen, told Jordan News that "I have experienced buying love birds from one of the alleys from Eastern Amman and it was a very bad experience."

"The seller told me at that time that the bird's health is very good and that it had been medically examined," she said, confirming that "the bird died after just a couple of weeks, and it was not doing well since the very first moment. I believe that they were kept unsafely, and were exposed to sun and unhealthy conditions."

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