Disgust at eagle poisoning
I read with disgust an article about the Victorian farm worker who admitted to the poisoning of 406 protected wedge-tailed eagles. His punishment? Two weeks in jail and a $2500 fine. I would suggest that if any of our members used a firearm to shoot just one wedge-tailed eagle, antigun lobbyists would once again be baying for ‘tighter gun laws’.
At least shooting them would have been a lot more humane, though I could never contemplate doing such a thing to a truly majestic bird. This criminal should have been made to pay the cost of rearing 406 wedge-tailed eagles and releasing them into the wild.
Peter Johnson, Queensland
05 February 2019