Scottish golden eagle poisoned in Ireland

A young golden eagle, just a few months old, has been poisoned and killed by the illegal pesticide Carbofuran in Ireland. The young bird was born in the Outer Hebrides earlier this summer, and was donated to the Irish golden eagle reintroduction project, where it was released in August 2010. It was found dead on 1st November 2010, aged 5 months old. Tests revealed it was killed by Carbofuran. Police are investigating.

This brings the total known eagle deaths resulting from illegal poisoning in the British Isles this year to TEN (4 golden eagles & 1 sea eagle in Scotland, and 3 sea eagles & 2 golden eagle in Ireland). Take note, John Scott MSP – is this what you call imaginary?


Full news story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11937623

3 Responses to “Scottish golden eagle poisoned in Ireland”

  1. 1 nirofo
    December 8, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    The RSPB NI Director Dr James Robinson said “Words cannot express our disgust at this terrible and careless act”
    Whilst I have to agree with him on the disgust and terrible part of the statement, it is far from a careless act. The use of a banned illegal substance was obviously planned from the start, to just be in posession of carbufuran was an act of planning to use it for some nefarious deed. The nefarious deed in this case being to poison Golden Eagles.


  2. 2 iolaire
    December 9, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Isn’t it interesting that the RSPB in Northern Ireland will discuss the discovery of poisoned eagles, but the RSPB in Scotland will not. I see there still hasn’t been any news release about the two poisoned eagles found on a grouse moor “nr Inverness” in June this year. Six months on – disgraceful.

    Well done for highlighting this on your website, and everything else you bring to our attention. Keep up the good work. By the way, lovin the snow effect – very apt.

  3. 3 Dougie
    December 9, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Perhap John Scott MSP would care to note that there has been another two of his “imaginary” crimes near Boat of Garten.
    2 buzzards poisoned http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-11958330

    BTW when on this website and on WordPress homepage the scroll bar at the bottom of my monitor continually flashes. Seema to be linked to the falling snow effect.

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