By: Alexander Ferentinos
The Northern Spotted Owl is an iconically famous, or perhaps infamous, endangered species that ranges from California to British Columbia. The first controversy involving this species was originally back in the 1990s, when its protection caused the logging industry to claim that it would be severely impacted (Satchell, M. (June 25, 1990) U.S. News & World Report, Vol. 108, Issue 25, p. 27). But due to changes in various factors, this controversy eventually faded. Instead, the current controversy that this little owl faces is one of invasion. This video explores the different ethical responses to invasive species, and the role of humans in causing and affecting the outcomes of these conflicts.
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