Baby owls were shot in the center of Stara Zagora18.05.2009
These neighbours of ours, though quite invisible, help us a lot in the fight with rodents. The only proof of their existence is the noise made by their babies in spring time. At night to attract the attention of their parents they make piercing noise. Sometimes this noise disturbs the sleep of people and some of them go for very barbaric methods. Thus on May 16th in the rescue center arrived two baby owls. They were shot in Trakia park in front of the yeyes of several kids who were playing there. Thanks to the children at least one of the babies was saved. Police also arrived at the place of the incident but the violator was not found.
We tell you this story because it is important to remember that we are not alone on this planet and it is not only us that have the right to live. When we think of our children we must remember that the baby birds are also children of other parents.
The Long-eared Owl is a protected species according to the Bulgarian legislation.