July 6, 2008
RSPCA Investigates Home of ‘Harry Potter’ Owls
:: ANIMAL WELFARE
A former falconry centre that supplied owls for a Harry Potter film is being investigated by the RSPCA after concerns were raised about the welfare of the birds kept there. Officers from the animal charity removed several birds, thought to include owls and Harris hawks, from Old Park Farm in Eastmoor, Wakefield. In 2005, nine eagle owls kept at the site were signed up by Warner Brothers for the film 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. It is not thought that any of the birds used in the film were among those removed by the RSPCA.(c) 2008 Independent on Sunday, The. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.