A recent court decision has empowered the protection of Vermont species of the Hermit Thrush, the Peregrine Falcon, and yes, the Mockingbird.
““The strength of the MBTA has been a recognition, codified in our laws for over a century, that we have a shared obligation to steward our land and water and to protect the amazing creatures which inhabit it, including beloved Vermont species like the Hermit Thrush, Barred Owl, and Peregrine Falcon. As noted by Judge Caproni in a nod to the classic Harper Lee novel, “It is not only a sin to kill a mockingbird, it is also a crime.””
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