16 U.S. Code § 4902 - Statement of purpose
Statement of purposeThe purpose of this chapter is to promote the conservation of exotic birds by—
assisting wild bird conservation and management programs in the countries of origin of wild birds;
(3) limiting or prohibiting imports of exotic birds when necessary to ensure that—
exotic birds in trade are not subject to inhumane treatment; and
encouraging and supporting effective implementation of the Convention.
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