Monday, February 9, 2015

Birds of (poisoned) prey

Bald eagles in Florida saved a step by eating some already dead animals at the local landfill. But this should not have caused them to sicken and die. That was the fault of shortcuts taken by the Marion County animal shelter, which by law was supposed to incinerate or bury pets that had been put down. The Ocala Post reports of one necropsy, "Test results showed the eagle had been poisoned with pentobarbital, a drug commonly used by veterinarians to euthanize animfals."

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