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& # 39; (He) was bred by a recognized breeder & # 39 ;; The Australian Embassy in Washington confirmed that Thunder & # 39; s (photo) captivity was legal and that he would remain in the US

Thunder CANNOT be saved: Kookaburra was locked up for months in an American pet store and legally stored there – and he will not be returned to Australia

  • Wendy Davidson, an Australian living in the US, took a picture of Thunder in a cage
  • It was sold at Pet Paradise for $ 12,000 and sat on a small screen
  • Mrs. Davidson and many Australians demanded that Thunder be returned home
  • The Australian Embassy in Washington has confirmed that his imprisonment in the US is legal
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A kookaburra who is locked up for a few months in a small cage in an American pet store will not return to Australia because his imprisonment is considered legal.

Wendy Davidson, an Australian mother living in America, has a photo of & # 39; Thunder & # 39; in Pet Paradise on Facebook.

She claimed that his imprisonment & # 39; illegal & # 39; and demanded that the bird be brought home.

The Australian Embassy in Washington has confirmed that Thunder is blocked and he would stay in the US.

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& # 39; (He) was bred by a recognized breeder & # 39 ;; The Australian Embassy in Washington confirmed that Thunder & # 39; s (photo) captivity was legal and that he would remain in the US

& # 39; () was bred by a recognized breeder & # 39 ;; The Australian Embassy in Washington confirmed that Thunder & # 39; s (photo) captivity was legal and that he would remain in the US

Many Australians were desperate to see one of the icons of the country locked up in a small cage and demanded that he be brought home.

& # 39; Even if someone would pay $ 1200 to buy him, they don't know how to take care of him & # 39 ;, Davidson said sunrise.

& # 39; He is not in the right environment, so he would not be taken care of. Yes, he is fed and cared for, but he is isolated, he is not in a family group.

& # 39; He shouldn't be here.

Pet Paradise has released a statement on their Facebook page and said they are Thunder from a & # 39; renowned breeder & # 39; have received.

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& # 39; Thunder was not taken from the wild in Australia & # 39 ;, Pet Paradise said on Facebook.

They later said on March 31 that Thunder was bought by someone and enjoyed a new life in Florida.

& # 39; We at Pet Paradise have been looking for a new home for Thunder for a long time. & # 39;

& # 39; He will enjoy a huge flight cage and all that sunshine in Florida. He will have many bird friends and wonderful experienced care.

& # 39; I'm sorry if you didn't say goodbye, but you go to bigger and better things. & # 39;

Wendy Davidson (photo), an Australian mother living in America, has a photo of & # 39; Thunder & # 39; in Pet Paradise on Facebook. She claimed that the imprisonment & # 39; illegal & # 39; and demanded that the bird be brought home
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Wendy Davidson (photo), an Australian mother living in America, has a photo of & # 39; Thunder & # 39; in Pet Paradise on Facebook. She claimed that the imprisonment & # 39; illegal & # 39; and demanded that the bird be brought home

Wendy Davidson (photo), an Australian mother living in America, has a photo of & # 39; Thunder & # 39; in Pet Paradise on Facebook. She claimed that the imprisonment & # 39; illegal & # 39; and demanded that the bird be brought home

Many Australian publications have picked up the story and the momentum for Thunder's return grew rapidly with the Department of Environment and Energy investigating his situation.

The department contacted the Australian embassy and they confirmed that Thunder had legal permission to be in the US.

& # 39; (Thunder) was bred by a recognized breeder and descended from a series of kookaburras that were legally brought to the US, & # 39; said the Ministry of Environment and Energy 7 News.

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