Eagles Shot and Killed at Bird Sanctuary Deserve Justice

Target: Barry Hughes, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Wales, United Kingdom

Goal: Seek the maximum possible penalty for the attacker who allegedly shot two eagles at a bird sanctuary.

Two eagles were found dead at a bird sanctuary in Ebbw Vale in Wales after a volunteer stumbled across their carcasses during scheduled feeding. The birds had been shot multiple times, including one who was shot in the head. The birds’ attacker is still unknown and must be brought to justice for this senseless crime against these threatened birds of prey.

The owners of the Festival Valley Owl Sanctuary suspect that the eagles were targeted specifically by the gunman or gunmen responsible. The pair — a steppe eagle and an African tawny eagle — were the largest and among the most impressive birds in their care. It is believed that their attacker scaled the walls surrounding the facility and passed a number of other birds in order to select and kill the eagles.

This tragic case is not the only recent instance of wildlife being shot and killed at zoos or sanctuaries where they should have been kept safe from poachers or abuse. Earlier this year, a rhinoceros was shot at a French zoo, allegedly for its horn. While the reasons behind the eagles’ killing is not yet known, it is possible that the attacker in this case could have had similar motivations.

As poachers grow more desperate to kill endangered wildlife, attacks at sanctuaries such as this one in Wales may become increasingly common, and as such, must be severely punished to discourage potential copycats. Sign this petition to demand that once this gunman is found that they be given the maximum penalties and fines allowed by law.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Hughes,

Two eagles were recently found shot to death at a bird sanctuary in Ebbw Vale. The eagles had been shot multiple times each, including one with a severe gunshot wound to the head. It appears likely that these birds were specifically targeted, as the culprit would have had to bypass many other birds held in the facility in order to find and shoot the eagles, who were the largest birds held at the wildlife sanctuary.

This act of savagery must not go unpunished. We demand that the person, or persons, responsible for these senseless killings receive the maximum penalties allowed under the law when they are found.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Tony Hisgett

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17 Comments

  1. ROBERT ABBOTT says:

    There are many evil humans and I am certain this person “got off” on this depraved act but that’s how to many people are. That’s why hunters enjoy killing as much as they like to deny it.
    Like it or not in the Darwinian nature of things humans are the top predators. It remains to be seen wether Homo Sapiens will evolve for the better and our planet will survive.
    In the meantime these “bad” humans are evolutionary degenerates and the mortal enemies of all that is good and decent on earth.

  2. Susan Eberly says:

    I think zoos and sanctuaries need to rethink a policy of security that is too lax in many cases. Clearly humans hunt for “sport” even within sanctuary environments. I know security is expensive but should be part of every budget.

  3. Gigi Middlebrook Gigi Middlebrook says:

    The people or person that did this deserves no mercy. Take him out of society he shouldn’t be allowed to walk around free.

  4. Eva Cantu says:

    WHEN YOU FIND THIS SON OF A BITCH, SHOOT HIM BETWEEN THE EYES!

  5. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    More Scum❗️😠
    Karma will get yo ass❗️😒
    Signed & shared 😡

  6. Mariana Noronha says:

    Prison and fines are nothing for this kind of parasites. They should get the same. Even when the animal survives they should not be let alive to spread their rage and their monster personality>>>they should ALWAYS GET THE SAME and left to die.

  7. TOO MAY TURDS KILLING GREAT ANIMALS . MUST RID THE SCUM LIKE THIS TO THE PITS OF HELL NOW FOR KILLING THE EAGLES.

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