Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bush Pardons Killer of Bald Eagles

A Missouri man, as reported here:
Leslie Owen Collier of Charleston, Mo., who pleaded guilty in 1995 to unlawfully killing three bald eagles in southeast Missouri. He improperly used pesticide in hamburger meat to kill coyotes, but ended up killing many other animals, including the bald eagles. Collier, who was convicted for unauthorized use of a pesticide and violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, was sentenced Feb. 2, 1996 in the Eastern District of Missouri.
More news coverage of this story can be found here. Of particular interest is this source, which features a video of former Attorney General John Ashcroft’s musical tribute to the American Bald Eagle. Not to be missed!

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