Would You Get Your Child a Pet Owl?
Inspired by J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series, many parents in India are giving their children owls, according to published reports. The birds are obtained illegally, and some are sacrificed and used for medicinal purposes.
In Rowling's books, owls are used as messengers. Harry Potter's owl is named Hedwig.
Would you get your child a pet owl?
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.