May 16th, 2009
01:14 PM ET

The Shot: Bird smuggler

A man tries to smuggle 14 songbirds into the country in his pants. A story you have to see to believe.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Eric Crump

    I have to say that I'm appalled and disappointed by these two reporter's reactions. They're playing it off as if it's no big deal, and advise to have longer hems when smuggling birds!?! I fail to see how this issue is amusing? Apparently Avian bird flu and other such diseases are now a laughing matter.. Smuggling of such birds (among other animals) allows disease to make its way to the US. This is why they are prohibited from entering the US. Smuggling of prohibited birds & animals is not an uncommon occurrence. Perhaps these reporters should think of the consequences at hand before you joking about such a matter.

    May 16, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  2. Henya

    This is animal cruelty they should go to prison for a long time what is wrong with our society people should protect animals not hurt them, this is all about the money,

    May 16, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  3. Kelly

    I'm a little bit in awe about your reaction to this bird smuggler?

    AVIAN flu was a huge problem just a few years ago, but joking about making hem-lines longer to conceal these Asian song birds to get them through CBP undetected is horrible!

    CBP is the nation's front line defense against this kind of illegal activity. Not only to mention the poor birds that have to endure the treatment all the way from Asian to the U.S.!! These birds were probably destroyed and the smuggler was probably given a slap on the wrist! Joking about this kind of stuff is exactly why our nation is in such horrible condition! THIS stuff needs to be taken seriously and American's need to wake up and stop purchasing these illegal animals from other countries!! Smugglers should get serious fines and jail time and CBP should be patted on the back each and every time they find and catch these smugglers! NOT JOKED ABOUT!! I'm seriously in AWE at your reaction Anderson!

    May 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  4. Linda Sante'

    There's no explaining the actions of a moron. It's inexplicable, so let's just lock him up.

    May 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  5. Loretta Koon

    Some people will do anything for a buck. DISGUSTING! Poor birds!!

    May 16, 2009 at 1:53 pm |