Rescue group calls on hunters to dump lead ammo

Fifth poisoned raptor euthanized

Posted: Nov 7, 2011 2:50 PM MT  Last Updated: Nov 7, 2011 2:59 PM MT

 

Picture of a golden eagle euthanized by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton Monday. The bird was ill with lead poisoning, caused by the lead cartrige of a deer hunter, the group claims.Picture of a golden eagle euthanized by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton Monday. The bird was ill with lead poisoning, caused by the lead cartrige of a deer hunter, the group claims. (Supplied)
 

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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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2011/11/07/edmonton-golden-eagle-lead-poisoining.html

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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