We talked about this a few years ago when the program started, and it still amazes. It's the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to thin the flock of the barred owl to make room for the northern spotted owl whose flocks are thinning on their own.
What's new is the terminology. It's almost as if it was poll tested and survived. Now they are calling the barred owls "bullies." Who could oppose cutting a bully down to size?
Darwin is a hero of progressives because his theories of evolution don't necessarily substantiate the literal text found in the Bible. Survival of the fittest was a key element of evolutionary theory. However, the government is so controlling that it seeks to interfere in that process. Please don't mess with mother nature. Unintended consequences usually result.