Target: Daniel M. Ashe, Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Goal: Outlaw the use of poison on farms to protect the bald eagle.
Thirteen bald eagles recently died under mysterious circumstances. An investigation is underway. Authorities are concerned that poison may have caused this mass death. Outlaw the use of poison on farms and protect the once-endangered bald eagle.
While the cause of death is still unknown, authorities have hypothesized that poison could be involved. Farmers often place poisoned animal carcasses throughout their land in order to kill rodents. Eagles have eaten the poison in the past and died from its effects.
The bald eagle is no longer considered an endangered species. This is largely due to the banning of DDT, a harmful pesticide. If farmers are continuing to use pesticides where eagles reside, something must be done to stop them. Sign below and demand the outlawing of all poison near the bald eagle’s habitat.
Dear Mr. Ashe,
Thirteen bald eagles died under questionable circumstances. It is the largest scale die-off of bald eagles in Maryland in 30 years. An investigation is underway, but it is hypothesized that they were poisoned. We demand the outlawing of all poison on land adjacent to the bald eagle’s habitat.
Farmers place poisoned animal carcasses on their land to prevent rodent infestation. Eagles have been known to eat the poison. DDT was outlawed to protect the eagles. This played a large part in preventing their extinction. If other poisons are hurting the eagles, than something must be done.
We demand the outlawing of all poisons on land adjacent to the bald eagle’s habitat. We must protect this once-endangered animal.
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