As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Killing of snowy owls at New York's Kennedy Airport prompts suit against federal agencies by Friends of Animals advocacy group

An animal-advocacy group is suing federal agencies to make sure that the killing of snowy owls at Kennedy Airport — a practice that was stopped after being exposed by the Daily News — never resumes.

Friends of Animals has filed suit against the Agriculture Department, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Connecticut Post reported.

The lawyer representing the group said he wants to make sure the Port Authority can’t just start shooting the majestic white birds again.

“The fact that they stopped the shooting doesn’t make this a moot point,” he said.

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