Now I get a feeling for those people who have to live with tigers on a daily bases and how they must feel when they hear of places like the Indiana Exotic Feline Rescue center.
I am sure they make at least $1000 a tech show and hop from show to show.
I wouldn't do it that is for sure. It isn't like the birds were conditioned or cleaned just thrown in crates into a trailer
Another thought might be advertisement. not that people at the show would buy the rough looking birds. Yet if one wins they can post that they are selling eggs and chicks from show winning "parents".