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.

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