[Tweeters] Feds Advance Plan to Kill Barred Owls in Northwest

James Rufo Hill james at rufo-hill.com
Tue Jul 23 14:33:25 PDT 2013

Shall we change their mnemonic from "Who cooks for you?" to "Who shoots at *

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Randy Robinson <rwr.personal at gmail.com>wrote:

> >From the New York Times. Not sure if you need to subscribe to view this:


> http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/07/23/us/ap-us-owl-vs-owl.html?hp&_r=0


> Quick summary: at a cost of $3m, over the next 4 years, USF&W will kill

> 3,603 Barred Owls in WA, OR, ID & CA, beginning this fall.


> USF&W: "If we don't manage barred owls, the probability of recovering the

> spotted owl goes down significantly."


> Portland Audubon: "To move forward with killing barred owls without

> addressing the fundamental cause of spotted owl declines [habitat loss],

> from our perspective, is not acceptable."


> Randy Robinson

> Seattle, WA


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