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Protect Hawaii's Wildlife from the USFWS

March 11, 2014 | Free-Living Animals

Did you know the federal government is trying to declare open season on barn owls and cattle egrets in Hawaii?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published proposed rules that would allow state and federal agencies to euthanize egrets and also barn owls in Hawaii.

Both birds are introduced species and the USFWS is claiming they are encroaching on native birds.

The public comment period on these proposed rules ended last month however you can sign a petition started by the Good Shepherd Foundation.

In the petition, The Good Shepherd Foundation explains that cattle egrets and barn owls are an important part of Hawaii’s environment, consuming large amounts of rodent and insect pests as they were meant to do when first introduced by the government to these islands back in the 1950′s.  They are protected by international migratory bird treaties, and are admired and prized by people wherever they are found.

Also contact the Lisa Hadway, administrator, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, and tell her you oppose the government’s plan.  You can also call her at 808-587-0166 or send an email to dlnr@hawaii.gov .

 

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support native wildlife!

Stop slaughtering all our precious wild creatures

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