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Snowy Owls Spared Violent Deaths, Because Look at Them

Photo: Floyd Davidson/Wikimedia

Following yesterday’s upsetting news that “wildlife specialists” at JFK Airport have killed at least three of the white-winged creatures with shotguns, the brutes have softened. “The Port Authority is working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to move immediately toward implementing a program to trap and relocate snowy owls that pose a threat to aircraft,” the agency announced. Pigeons and geese, not so much — yet another advantage of being beautiful.

Snowy Owls Spared at Airports