Owls in danger: United States plans to kill 500 thousand specimens to save another species | 26 Planeta

Owls in danger: United States plans to kill 500 thousand specimens to save another species | 26 Planeta
Owls in danger: United States plans to kill 500 thousand specimens to save another species | 26 Planeta

Opponents warn that the project could lead to the accidental death of other animals, including those that are being protected.


Owl. Photo: Unsplash

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will kill 500 thousand barred owls that inhabit the dense forests of the west coast, to save the spotted owlsa species in danger of extinction due to its small size.

The authorities announced that they will soon make public their controversial extermination plan, but they announced that they will implement it in Oregon, Washington, and California.

Owl. Photo: Unsplash

The barred owls abruptly invaded the territory of the spotted owls, which, being smaller, have large difficulties in competing for food and habitatwhich contributes to their continued risk of extinction.

Opponents warn that The project could lead to the accidental death of other animals.including those that are sought to be saved. They also point out that this is aa distraction so as not to affect the forestry industry.

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Owls in danger of extinction

Northern spotted birds are federally protected because they are considered a threatened species. In 2020, their increasing disappearance elevated them to the “endangered” category, but Donald Trump’s government refused to recognize it and encourage its protection.

Owl. Photo: Unsplash

During the Trump administration, all measures protecting animals were eliminated at the request of the timber industry. In 1990, in order to protect nature, logging was banned permanently.

Although protectionist regulations were restored under the Biden administration, The massacre plan takes hold after a decade of conflict for the protection of national forests.

 
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