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USPS expands its regulation on mailing fowl

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Shipping adult birds

clip_image001_0000Big birdsUSPS has revised its regulations on the shipping of adult birds. The new regulations go into effect Tuesday, Sept. 3.

According to Domestic Mail Manual 601.9.3.4, the list of disease-free adult birds that could previously be shipped domestically only included adult chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, doves, pigeons, pheasants, partridges, quail, ducks, geese and swans.

Under the revised rule, USPS will allow the shipment of any disease-free live adult birds weighing up to 25 pounds. The mailer and the mailing must comply with all applicable government laws and regulations.

Alicia P. Helton | Manager Shipping & Mailing Solutions | U. S. Postal Service – HQ Sales | AR District|
420 Natural Resources Drive | Little Rock, AR 72205-9634 |

Status of Shipping Pigeons in the USA

AU SHIPPING INFORMATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Karen Clifton 405-848-5801 We are pleased to advise members that shipping live animals has returned to normal. All postal employees have been provided with a bulletin directing¬† them to route live animal shipments per normal procedure (prior to 8/26/01). The AU has remained in contact with officials of the… Continue Reading