FEB 3, 2005 - SURREY, B. C. - Conservation Officers Jack Evans (left) and Colin Copland hold up a mutilated eagle, with more on the table, found in North Vancouver. They ere photographed at the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection office in Surrey. Twenty six dead eagles were found with their talons cut off.
Photograph by: ARLEN REDEKOP , PROVINCE
A B.C. provincial court judge has indicated he will declare a mistrial in the eagle poaching case against two First Nations men.
Gary Abbott and Ralph Leon were among 11 men charged with a total of 105 offences related to the unlawful possession of dead wildlife, trafficking in dead wildlife and other related offences. The charges, laid in April 2006, came after a 15-month Conservation Officer Service investigation that began with the discovery of 50 dead eagles in North Vancouver.
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