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A bald eagle prepares for flight. Photo by Richard Keen / RMA.

$7,500 reward offered for information in death of a bald eagle in Boligee, Alabama

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of $2,500 to help find who shot a bald eagle in Boligee, Alabama. The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are adding $5,000 to the reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

The bald eagle was found on private property, north of the intersection of County Road 138 and U.S. Highway 11.  X-rays showed the eagle had been shot.

“The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to offer this support to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in their efforts to bring to justice those who have harmed these majestic symbols of our nation in Alabama,” said Mindy Gilbert, Alabama state director for the Humane Society of the United States.

To provide information, contact Special Agent John Rawls, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, at 334-478-7900 or john_rawls@fws.gov.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated most effective by our peers. For 60 years, we have celebrated the protection of all animals and confronted all forms of cruelty. We are the nation’s largest provider of hands-on services for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year, and we prevent cruelty to millions more through our advocacy campaigns. Read more about our 60 years of transformational change for animals, and visit us online at humanesociety.org.

Since 1993 the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, alone or in partnership with other conservation groups, has participated in the protection of more than 1.8 million acres of wildlife habitat in 39 states, and nine foreign countries, including 180 acres in Minnesota. On all properties owned by the Trust or protected by the Trust’s conservation easement, both here and abroad, we prohibit recreational and commercial hunting and trapping and restrict logging and development. The Trust’s commitment to these principles will never change as we continue to assist caring landowners to make their property permanent, safe homes for wildlife. Join our online community at wildlifelandtrust.org.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on our work and the people who can make it happen, visit fws.gov. Connect with the Service on Facebook, follow our tweets, watch the YouTube Channel and download photos from Flickr.

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