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August 7, 2013
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Letter: Owl issues continue in Douglas County

Owl editorial appreciated

Thank you, Mr. Ackerman, for your great editorial about the owls. I cannot believe everything I said when the article came out about killing the owls was there in black and white in your editorial.

My thoughts were the same as yours and should be for everyone else. Man will never learn you cannot kill one species to save another.

There are always consequences to live with and anyone with half a brain already knows that.

What shocked me was the $2.9 million the owl killing would cost. I thought we were short of money and could not fund police and fire departments, schools and people in need of medical help.

I wonder if we took a poll who would vote for keeping more safety or for pot-shooting owls who are only fighting for survival.

Of course, if we keep more spotted owls, there would be less logging. If you think about it, that is probably the reason this is happening anyway and is what people should be upset about.

We have all watched Roseburg slowly die due to the smart college graduates who decided the spotted owl cannot live anywhere but in certain forests. Of course that has long since been proven false.

Oh, are these the same people who introduced the wild turkeys here and thought they would stay in the mountains?

I bet they are, but of course the turkeys ended up behind the downtown post office and in everyone’s front yards ...

Janice Campbell


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