RTÉ News: White-tailed eagle found dead near Killarney
Sad but inevitable given the extent of the misuse of poisons in Irish farming - why is the government still releasing these birds if they can't be bothered to do anything about the activities of the scumbags behind this carnage??. Its rapidly becoming a serious animal welfare issue since its obvious these projects will surely fail given the sheer number of these endangered birds that are now being illegally killed every spring.
In the past month alone all 3 of the projects(White-Tailied Eagle, Golden Eagle, Red Kite) have lost birds through poisoning - the same thing happened last year and the year before. Sadly it has to said this kip of a country is not worthy of such magnificent creatures that were once some of the most spectacular elements of our Natural Heritage and a potential boon for are struggling tourism industry in the future since Eco tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of this business in the world. Personally I think no more releases of these birds should take place and the ones already out there should be re-captured and sent back to Norway, Scotland and Wales to spare this country tattered environmental/tourism/farming/food image further damage
This will go down as yet another abject failure of the GP in government - and yet another betrayel of former supporters etc.