Protect the owls
Jan 08, 2014 | 5423 views | 0 0 comments | 183 183 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

The latest story regarding adding the snowy owl to the list of birds to be killed around our airports is nothing short of barbaric.

Yes, it is very important for passengers to be safe on airplanes, but it is also imperative for the Port Authority and other officials to come up with a viable solution to this problem. At this rate, every single bird that flies near the airports will be targeted for mass shooting.

Keep in mind that it was not the most intelligent thing in the world when the sites for our regional airports, especially JFK Airport, were selected. The Jamaica Wildlife Refuge, which is protected by the Federal government, was in place long before any plane ever flew.

Compromise, not confrontation, is essential to deal with this serious problem between birds and airplanes. Both have the right to fly in our skies.


John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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