Rescue group calls on hunters to dump lead ammo
Monday, November 07 2011 @ 10:29 PM EST
Contributed by: Debs
Fifth poisoned raptor euthanized
Posted: Nov 7, 2011 2:50 PM MT Last Updated: Nov 7, 2011 2:59 PM MT
As Alberta hunters head to the bush for the fall season, a wildlife rescue agency hopes the death of a poisoned eagle will push hunters to stop using lead-based ammunition.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton said it was forced to euthanize a golden eagle Monday after it was found scavanging a deer carcass near Evansburg, Alta., about 1 ½ hours west of Edmonton.
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