Feds consider shooting barred owls to save spotted

By Alison Hawkes

Barred owls have a certain charisma. But in the dog-eat-dog world of Marin’s Muir Woods, they outcompete their endangered cousins – the northern spotted owl. Federal officials are now considering “on-site lethal removal” a.k.a. killing some of the barred owls to helped ensure the spotted’s survival in its densest population in the country. But some say that removal of a few pairs of barred owls will only have temporary results before a rebound. [Read more - San Francisco Chronicle].

3 Responses to Feds consider shooting barred owls to save spotted

  1. Peetah on 07/12/2011 at 1:08 pm

    Why don’t you just leave mother nature alone? .
    Why do the “Feds” have to put their hands where they don’t belong?. Let the owl’s work it out.

  2. Mark on 07/14/2011 at 11:29 am

    Just leave mother nature alone and if that means the demise of the spotted owl, it was it’s time to go. Darwinism…survival of the fittest shows that all species may die off but others will quickly replace them. We shouldn’t “protect” animals that cannot find an environment to survive in.

  3. Ultra-Humanite on 07/14/2011 at 11:36 am

    I believe it’s called survival of the fittest for a reason.

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