The spotted owl has almost become a cliche when it comes to animal rights advocates, but we're not sure environmentalists are going to love the new plan to improve their numbers in the Pacific northwest.
In order to save the spotted owl, the Obama administration unveiled a plan that includes shooting an unspecified number of barred owls, which outcompetes the more docile spotted owl, and cutting down large sections of forest to prevent fires. Despite major conservation efforts, spotted owl populations are down 40 percent during the past 25 years.
Ironically, most environmentalists are okay with shooting the barred owls, but they definitely do not like the idea of logging the habitat, according to the Outdoor Hub.
The administration has stated that this plan is based on science and job creation.
When barred owl season opens, we'll let you know. –Brian McClintock
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