Owls Dying in India Thanks to Harry Potter

6 Nov

A bit of news out of India today, as President Obama makes the round in that country. Apparently, the Harry Potter book series is wreaking havoc on the owl population in the country.

Parents have begun to gift their children pet owls in the same manner as Harry’s pet Hedwig. In order to do so, many parents contact illegal wildlife traders for owls in anticipation of birthdays.

Environmental activists have begun a campaign to stop the practice.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: