Eagle deaths at US landfill

Subject: Eagle deaths at US landfill
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 15:49:31 +1000 (EST)
This  NY Times story
presents a new risk for raptors.  Here is an excerpt:

"Bald eagles are getting sick and dying in South
Carolina after scavenging pets and strays that have been euthanized and
disposed of legally in landfills.

During the past three years, the South Carolina Center for Birds of
Prey has received 10 bald eagles confirmed to have eaten pentobarbital,
which is used to euthanize cats and dogs, said Jim Elliott, director of
the center. Six others were suspected of having ingested pentobarbital."

Andrew Taylor

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