Owls are common in professions which are usually associated with high levels of intelligence. Which is their main trait as a species. They fill most governmental, legal and economic positions. But it's not uncommon for human or deer to work in these positions as well.
Furthermore owls, who in many ways are the opposite to snakes, are purists. They rarely alter their bodies with enhancement gear. And would only do so if their profession demands it or they are left in a debilitated state if they refuse. They have since long had a symbiotic relationship with humans. Dating back as long as recorded history. Both these species used deer as slave labor. But since the banning of slavery in the Euro Zone some 200 years ago, deer have been included into this symbiosis.
Here are five of the six Grand Judges of Capitol City. Seemingly in some disagreement.