Thursday, November 4, 2010

‘You’ve Got Mail’ Depleting the Owl Population in India

Harry Potter mania has hit India. As a result, people are removing owls from their natural habitat to perform at birthday celebrations and deliver birthday messages to Hola Maholla partiers. The government is trying to figure out how to preserve its owl population in the wild. If you want to visualize the wild in India, it equates to about 5 New York City blocks, so preserving wildlife there is a problem.

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Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh, is warning all the Hedwig followers to grow back their hair and return to Sikhism, to save the owls. He blames all the folks, who come to America on H1B Visas to work on computer systems and wind up succumbing to Western philosophy by shaving, removing their turbans, wearing suits and ties, and eating lunch at Hooters with their co-workers.

“The only hooters they should be worrying about are the endangered barn owls not standing on platform 9 ¾” he said. “They go to America, bring back Harry Potter books, import pumpkin juice, trap owls, and have a negative impact on our culture.”

4 comments:

Marti said...

Great post, Rose! Loved the video - so cute!

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Ha! Love that...the only Hooters is the restaurant...Ha!!

Rose A. Valenta said...

Harry Potter is getting a bum rap. :))

joanie19 said...

Rose, It would be great to see a picture of an owl with hooters!