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The Organization of Professional Aviculturists Inc. and the Lineolated Parakeet Society sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), alleging the agency is wrongfully prohibiting the legal importation of captive-bred parrots. The lawsuit specifically alleges that FWS violated the Wild Bird Conservation Act and Administrative Procedure Act by denying petitions for rulemaking that the groups have submitted to broaden the scope of birds that may be imported under the Wild Bird Conservation Act. Plaintiffs are seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.

[To accompany Federal Court Case Law Update "Aviculture Groups Challenge FWS’ Denial of Petitions to Expand Exotic Bird Import Rules" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 163.]

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