State wildlife officials, through the page of the program “Operation Game Thief” in Texas, published images of two specimens of bald eagles killed, so they are looking for those responsible for this fact, since, being a national symbol, this crime is considered a federal felony
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the conviction of whoever is responsible for shooting and killing two bald eagles in East Texas.
The images of these slain specimens were posted on the Facebook page of “Operation Game Thief”, a Texas wildlife crime prevention program.
In the publication, state wildlife officials state that the eagles could have been killed last October 28 in Nacogdoches County.
The white eagle is considered the nation’s national bird, so killing one of these specimens becomes a federal crime, which can be punished with up to a year in prison and a fine of $100,000, according to the Service. US Fish and Wildlife.
The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States. It is one of the best-known symbols of the country, and appears in most of the official coats of arms, including that of the President.
This species was elected on June 20, 1782 by the Continental Congress and is depicted with arrows and an olive branch in its claws.
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