Preserving wildlife is very important to most people and they find every way possible to bring awareness to others about what is happening to the many animals that provide food, clothing and other necessities for us.
Snowy Owls, who travel south from the Canadian tundra, are being killed by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey “wildlife specialists” that have fewer than five people at the airports in the New York City Metro area. In general, “wildlife specialists” work with all kinds of creatures, monitor the land and adhere to the state and federal laws on the environment area.
Beginning this past Saturday, these specialists began to kill the owls at Kennedy airport. One owl was sucked into an airplane turbine and because of it, they have been put on the list of the birds to be killed in order to protect planes from bird strikes. While New York’s approach about this matter is alarming, other airports are safely capturing the birds and re-release them away from the airport.
Soon after these shootings happened, a lawsuit was filed and now is in effective. In emergencies, the lawsuit covered the permit does authorize lethal takes. Additionally, the lawsuit does not protect the killing of the snowy owls.
It is safe to say that some action is being taken. It may not be what everyone wants, but doing nothing would cause more damage not only to the birds, but to their protectors as well.
A petition is being signed to end this killing and more information can be found by clicking here.