In the U.S. the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1971) necessitated the regulation of falconry since the birds are migratory between Canada, U.S., and Mexico. Currently falconry is regulated by the federal government via chapter 50 of the code of federal regulations.
CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between Governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. All imports/exports between member countries must comply with CITES regulations. ALL FALCONIFORMES ARE PROTECTED TO SOME DEGREE UNDER THIS CONVENTION.
Buy falconry supplies: Northwoods Falconry
Kiting has revolutionized training for waiting on falcons. Some useful links:
Dan Leigh makes the finest kites for this purpose.
Dr. Redig and his associates have the finest facility in America for thetreatment of sick and injured raptors. The Raptor Center.
PETA should mean "people eating tasty animals" but is in fact an organization populated by clueless, joyless, guilty ignoramuses who unfortunately have money and therefore the means to hire lawyers to advance their communist agendas. Make no mistake - it is their intention to keep us from pursuing the sport we love. Help keep them at bay by joining the U.S. Sportsman's Alliance or in Europe, the Countryside Alliance.