I tried reading older post to answer my questions, but was unsuccessful finding them. So here it goes.. What is the governments intent behind not allowing birds listed on the ESA list to cross state lines? I know everyone has their own opinion, but does the government explain their decision or back it up? Extended travel puts that specific bird at an increased risk of survival? Reducing the ability to sell reduces poaching? Is there a benefit to the specific species by reducing the pet trade population? I'm having a hard time understanding the correlation between the survival of the species and and the restrictions and would like to understand. Specifically the movement of ESA listed birds across state lines. Have these practices worked for other animals and/or plants? Are these restrictions enforced by law enforcement and followed by breeders or is the information posted on their sites as a technicality?