Bald Eagles Get Sick, Die After Likely Poisoning From Eating Euthanized Animals | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Charlotte Pence Bond.

    Bald eagles have been getting sick and dying after potentially eating euthanized animals out of a landfill in Minnesota.

    Last week, eagles were discovered in the vicinity of the Pine Bend Landfill in Inver Grove Heights, a Minneapolis suburb.

    As the Star Tribune reported, the police department recently transferred an extremely ill young eagle found near the landfill to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center. Veterinarians thought it had been eating the dead body of an animal euthanized with pentobarbital, which is the main ingredient used for euthanasia mixture.

    The following day, another bald eagle with similar symptoms was discovered, according to CBS News. When volunteers traveled to the same location, they found nine more birds with similar symptoms.

    According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, two other dead eagles were found in the region. The Raptor Center also announced that the euthanized animals were dumped in the landfill on December 2.

    Raptor Center Executive Director Victoria Hall noted that animals killed with chemicals are supposed to be disposed of in a way that does not endanger other animals.

    "Of the 11 [bald eagles admitted to the center], three birds were also suffering from severe lead poisoning and one bird, also infected with avian influenza, has since passed," the Raptor Center posted on Facebook. "The remaining 10 patients are still alive and under the intensive care of our expert veterinary staff."

    It also noted that both federal and state agencies are looking into the situation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has also acquired early samples used for toxicology tests.

    "This heartbreaking incident is yet another example of how critical it is for humans to be mindful of what we are putting into the environment," the center said. "We are all connected, and sometimes our actions can have unintended and devastating consequences."

    Bald eagles used to be on the endangered species list. In the contiguous United States, the bald eagle population is estimated at more than 300,000, according to Birdfact. In 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its estimated count of 316,700. The 2020 numbers showed that the population of bald eagles was four times as large as in 2009.
Go Back


Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )




Sam Bankman-Fried’s Well-Connected Democrat Parents Hiding Out In Bahamas With Him Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics Biden Invites Drag Queen To Attend Bill Signing At The White House


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced he was demoting Reps. Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff from the powerful House Intelligence Committee to join Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the lesser-known House Party Planning Committee.
Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy got a surprised laugh out of Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during Monday’s briefing, catching her off-guard with an outside-the-box question.
Fraudsters may have stolen as much as $60 billion from the various unemployment insurance programs enacted by lockdown-era stimulus bills, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
After years of taxing California citizens to capacity and still not having enough in the state budget, Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed a brand new tax on people who live in Florida.
A former top FBI agent who was involved in the Trump-Russia probe was arrested over the weekend for alleged activities with a Russian oligarch.
The 2023 Oscar nominations have been released with the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” leading its competitors. The 2023 Oscars will be held Sunday, March 12, with Jimmy Kimmel as the host.
Move aside, purple horseshoes! General Mills announced today an exciting new addition to their Lucky Charms marshmallow lineup: Ukraine Flag charms, available for a limited time only.
does not reduce inflation, but does reduce your family budget

HbAD1

Congressman Greg Steube (R-FL) shared an update on his health on Monday after a fall from a ladder outside his Sarasota, Florida, home resulted in a trip to the Intensive Care Unit.
Greenville is urging the N.C. Supreme Court to consider a case challenging its red-light camera program. The city shut the program down last November.
A Florida Democratic lawmaker in favor of teaching a controversial AP African American Studies in high schools blasted the state on Monday, arguing that students shouldn’t be shielded from BLM or “black queerness.”
The Beaufort County Commissioners meet each month for one general meeting to do most of the People's business here in Beaufort County, and we present that meeting in full review here on ENC NOW.
Joe Rogan slammed legacy media for its “sh***y format” and said “it’s way less popular” than it’s ever been in history, naming CNN and evening news.
Tragedy struck the world and billions of people suddenly and unexpectedly lost their lives as the iconic Doomsday Clock inadvertently sprung forward for daylight saving time, plunging the earth into unspeakable darkness and ushering in the end of humanity as we knew it.
Democrats are daring Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to make good on his pledge to remove two members from the House Intelligence Committee.
Private election administration funding, or “Zuck bucks,” influenced the outcome of some races in the 2020 election in North Carolina
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis discussed his reasons for barring public high schools in the state from offering the AP African American Studies course presently in development by the College Board.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top