Barred Owl Shooting Begins

Jan 2, 2014

The work long rumored recently got underway: gunfire killed barred owls in Northern California. 

A barred owl rescued after an accident.
Credit Terren J. Peterson/Wikimedia

And it was completely intentional, meant to give spotted owls some breathing room in their competition with the rival owls for living space. 

The federal barred owl hunting program has been controversial since it was first proposed. 

Friends of Animals attorney Michael Harris joins us to explain the group's opposition to the killing.