The trouble is Hedwig, Harry Potters magic owl, has been roaming far and wide and sometimes ends up at JFK or La Guardia airports where there’s a lamentable lack of wizards to set matters straight. So snowy owls like Hedwig, just going about their business as owls do, get caught in the engines of planes and cause a lot of damage.
Of course Harry Potter (in his guise of mild mannered Daniel Radcliffe) now lives in NYC so why can’t he just fly his broomstick out to JFK and magic them out of the way? It seems so obvious.
But the New York Port Authority, showing no imagination at all about how to solve this problem started shooting Hedwig and his snowy owl mates and all hell broke loose. Because anyone can see that snowy owls are beautiful, graceful and of course wise, though they have not shown much sense by hanging around airports.
Then a prolonged legal battle ensued with Voldemort, sorry, the New York Port Authority, on one side and animal rights activists on the other.
And evil prevailed and now without a doubt the New York Port Authority have permission to shoot as many beautiful, gorgeous snowy owls as they see fit. But even these evil, evil muggles could see it wasn’t a good look to shoot these magnificent birds and they try a lot of things these days before they take out their guns.
They drive around in big SUV’s using lasers, balloons and noisemakers to scare them off before they reluctantly take out the shotguns Gothamist
C’mon Harry get in there and put the world to rights before more snowy owls hit the dust.