If Kazakhstan wants to clean up its image (remember how much they protested about “Borat”?), they might want to curb the rampant parrot-smuggling-by-Audi practices going on.
Kazakh border guards arrested a man trying to smuggle 500 parrots in his car from neighbouring Uzbekistan, media reported on Tuesday.
“Border guards discovered a live cargo of 500 parrots in his car,” Kazakhstan Today news agency quoted a KNB security service official as saying.
It was unclear how the parrots fitted into the Kazakh man’s Audi. Trade in wild parrots is banned around the world, according to the U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
In reality, this is rather sad for the parrots, as it indicates a blatant smuggling ring. But the thought of 500 parrots squawking and crapping and flapping and chewing up that guy and that Audi, well, lets just say, it warms the heart.