Announcing SaveTheBarredOwl.Com

March 6, 2012, Fairfax, VA — Americans for Limited Government (ALG) today announced the launching of, a website devoted to exposing the harm done by federal government regulations designed to “help” the environment.

The website is inspired by the case of the Barred Owl, which has been given the federal government death penalty due to its rudely sharing the habitat with the “sacred” Spotted Owl.

“The federal government has wiped out almost the entire timber industry in the northwestern United States in an effort to save the spotted owl only to discover that the endangered owl thrives in land where timbering occurs. Now, years later, the federal government is back trying to wipe out the Barred Owl so it won’t compete for food with the favored Spotted Owl,” said ALG President Bill Wilson.

Young and old alike will remember the Barred Owl, which was used as the model in the federal government’s beloved “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute” campaign. In homage to this government advertising effort, Americans for Limited Government has named its Barred Owl campaign, “Give a Hoot, Don’t Shoot!”

Ironically, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision to kill Barred Owls is a response to their own failed policy that destroyed the habitat that the endangered Spotted Owl actually thrives in.

Wilson summarized the campaign saying, “The case of the Spotted Owl is just one more example of the federal government acting at the behest of environmental extremists and the wake of destruction that they leave in their paths. The Barred Owl campaign will put a spotlight on these lowlights and hold those government agencies responsible and accountable for the consequences of their actions.”

The website launched by Americans for Limited Government will provide a place for Americans to voice their concerns about the government’s actions with a specific petition calling on Congress to defund all actions pertaining to the planned annihilation of the Barred Owl species.


“Whoooo’s No. 1? Government says Northern spotted owl,” ALG contributing editor Rebekah Rast, March 1, 2012 at .

Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.