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Essential reading for those that care about parrots

Our review» of The Tacoma News Tribune's November 9, 2008 article on Mira Tweti, bringing us back to the situation in Pierce County, WA.

Alex is the proof: Parrots deserve protection

with Tacoma News Tribune reader's comments. Our followup and commentary» to the August 21, 2007 Pierce County Council meeting in the light of the lessons we should all learn from Alex's life and untimely passing.

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FEAR AND LOATHING IN PIERCE COUNTY—A Savage Journey to the Heart of a Dream of Compassion

Sides are drawn in Pierce County, and not to the benefit of the parrots».

Hopes…and Lives, Lost

A new witness account» of conditions observed at the Scudders' breeding facility.

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Court Documents from the Scudder vs. Gallawa Case

For those willing to put in the time and effort, the case of Scudder (Parrot Depot) vs. Gallawa—and what is said or at times remains unsaid—clears away the rhetoric and provides the opportunity to objectively study the intentions and agendas of all its participants.

Appearing for the Plaintiff,
Martha Scudder

  • Martha Scudder
  • Robert Vincent
  • Leslie Swalley
  • Julie Corwin
  • Liane Sperlich DVM
  • Joe Longo
  • Brian Speer DVM Diplomate ABVP, ECAMS
  • Laura Desborough

Plaintiff's Claims Dismissed

Appearing for the Defendant,
Larry Gallawa

  • Larry Gallawa
  • Kathryn Phillips (Scudder)
  • Robin A. Scudder
  • Dr. Stewart Metz
  • Tracy Bennett DVM Diplomate ABVP

Summary Judgement Granted in Favor of the Defendant

Superior Court of Washington in and for King County,
Martha Scudder, Plaintiff vs. Larry Gallawa, Defendant,
Case No. 04-2-04721-8 SEA


We have placed the declarations of Martha Scudder and Robert Vincent first, as they most clearly state the Parrot Depot “position” in the case.

Look for comments in blue and highlighted areas of interest.

The remaining documents in the Record follow chronologically. We have dated them to the best of our ability. Nearly all are annotated regarding key points.

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