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Lead kills 1st Yellowstone golden eagle fitted with tracker


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Reports www.msn.com

 

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The first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park fitted with a tracking device has died of lead poisoning, likely after consuming bullet fragments while scavenging the remains of an animal killed by a hunter, officials said Monday.

Wearing a GPS unit like a backpack, the adult, female eagle had flown outside Yellowstone...

 

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Towlersonsafari

Sadly not a new thing @Game Warden    here is a link to a 2015 BBC news story itself quoting research from Oxford university with the headline-

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About 100,000 wetland birds are killed every year from poisoning by discarded lead ammunition, say scientists.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34861602

 

and here a link to the research-

http://oxfordleadsymposium.info/

 

 

Denmark has banned the use of lead shot by hunters. UK? Not so much

 

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Dave Williams

It all adds to the research though, no matter how hard it is to tag the birds in the first place.

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