Bird store fails to block protesters

April 11, 2008 12:12:45 PM PDT
Animal rights groups have approval to demonstrate in front of a Burlington County bird store. Bird Paradise had sued three groups in an effort to block a protest planned for Saturday.

The American Civil Liberties Union aided the groups and says a state judge in Burlington County dismissed the case on Thursday.

A message seeking comment from the owner of the store in the city of Burlington was not immediately returned. The name of its lawyer was not immediately known.

The animal rights groups oppose selling and keeping birds as pets.