Wednesday, February 24, 2016

$25,000 Reward Offered After Deaths of 13 Bald Eagles in Maryland

WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity is offering up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of 13 bald eagles that were killed and found on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The pledge, along with contributions from the Humane Society of the United States, the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, the Phoenix Wildlife Center Inc. and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, pushes the total reward to $25,000. The 13 dead eagles were the most deaths attributed to a single incident in Maryland in more than 30 years. The eagles were discovered over the weekend, and officials suspect they may have been poisoned.

“These 13 bald eagles deserved better than to be killed,” said Catherine Kilduff, a staff attorney at the Center. “Bald eagles have been a remarkable story of national conservation and recovery over the past 40 years, but clearly there’s more work to be done. If they were poisoned or shot, the heartbreaking deaths of these 13 bald eagles is a crime. Those responsible need to be caught and prosecuted.”

Killing a bald eagle is a violation of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The Fish and Wildlife Service is tasked with enforcing the laws, which contain provisions calling for civil penalties, criminal penalties, or prison time for violations involving the killing of bald eagles. Anyone with information may contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement in Cambridge, Maryland, at 410-228-2476, or the Maryland Natural Resources Police Hotline at 800-628-


Anonymous said...

Fish and wildlife didn't care when Obama said it was OK to kill them with windmills. OH, that's just politics I suppose.

Anonymous said...

The Democrat party.