I am openly against breeding-and I will never apologize for this- there are enough birds in Australia that require adoption, as breeders admit to 'selling off' birds if a bird does not breed for them. Plus birds should not be treated as dogs are in the puppy mill industry.
Yes, Australia has a Bird Mill industry too- and a very dirty, abusive and money-making one.
I find it unacceptable and embarrassing for bird breeders and sellers that they resort to breeding birds and then removing the eggs or selling birds as babies, just to make a few thousand dollars.....or millions- money to pay off their home mortgages, children's education and trips.
I have raised my concerns via email to major bird product companies, bird associations, veterinarians and others and no one has the courtesy or self-dignity to respond to my concerns or to work with me on educating the sellers and the public on higher bird welfare standards.
It seems that money is once again leading the way- at the expense of traumatising birds.