Alison Evans-Fragale, Founder of the Edgewater Parrots Society and also one of the Brooklyn Parrot Society’s boardmembers, has fought tirelessly alongside Edgewater’s civic leaders to reform the laws in NJ to take account of the fact that these wild parrots pose no danger to human health or other animal wildlife, and in 2006, she convinced NJ Legislators to introduce a bill, A 1237, which provides for the removal of the Monk Parakeet from the “Potentially Dangerous Species” list. On Monday, May 22nd,2006, in a bi-partisan triumph, Bill A1237 was unanimously passed by the full Assembly. It timed out before it was heard in the Seante, so it was re-introduced this year as Bill A 454.
Passage of this bill is not ensured (there are those who, for reasons of their own, find it convenient to label this gentle parrot “dangerous”). So please, if you’d like to do something nice for the wild parrots of New Jersey, communicate your support for this bill to the following New Jersey Assembly, all of whom are members of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.