Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Harry Potter Movies Fuel Illegal Owl Trade

Of all the possible Harry Potter-related headlines out there, this has got to be one of the least expected! But I suppose it makes sense... Harry Potter had a pet owl and Harry Potter was cool, so now all the kids in India want a pet owl too.


Sunday Times, Nov 7 2010



10 comments:

Kristina Fugate said...

Wooooow. I didn't see that one coming.

Brenda Drake said...

Seriously? That is so strange. A whole bunch of parents spoiling their kids and threatening the wildlife. Crazy. I think there might be a market for robot like Hedwigs. *scratches head at the stupidity of people*

Quinn said...

I'd like to have an owl for a pet. But, I know better. Parents need to learn how to tell their kids no.

C. N. Nevets said...

I've always thought owls were cool. But, as Quinn suggested, I had parents who not only knew how to say no but raised me to be smart enough to not ask for stupid things like pet owls.

Hmm. I presume my wife realizes I'm joking when I talk about a pet panda...

Emy Shin said...

I've always wanted to have an owl pet, but being able to raise them is a different matter altogether.

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The Golden Eagle said...

*sigh*

I can see wanting to have an owl . . . but do people really need to go out and actually get one?

L'Aussie said...

Oh the poor owls. Anything for a Harry Potter headline eh?

Adina West said...

J.K. Rowling never meant to spark such insanity I'm sure. And a nocturnal bird of prey as a pet for a child???? When will people learn?

Melissa said...

Ummm one, owls as pets... probably not a great idea. Also, that's insane! What a crazy heading. Thanks for sharing.