Today I was made aware of the shooting of Snowy Owls at JFK Airport. Being a native New Yorker I was totally ashamed that they were taking this approach to "managing" the birds at NY/NJ airports. You can sign a petition at http://www.change.org asking The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to halt the slaughter of the beautiful animals. Boston Logan Airport has a great method for trapping and relocating Snowy Owls that might otherwise become a problem for air traffic and vice/versa. I have included links for the petition and information for the Mass Audubon Snowy Owl Project. Let's all hope this comes to a happy conclusion for the sake of these birds and for those of us who love to watch them.
NY News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/snowy-owls-added-port-authority-kill-list-article-1.1541823
Mass Audubon: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/blue-hills/snowy-owl-project
Please join this campaign: Petition