SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 7, 2010) — The Gail L. and Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation has matched the Humane Society of the United States’ reward for information about a golden eagle attack in Utah, raising the amount to $5,000, double the original reward incentivizing those who have details about the bird’s torture to come forward with what they know.
The bird is a protected species and was hit by a car near Salina, Utah on February 27. After the crash, someone plucked out the bird’s tail feathers with pliers, possibly causing permanent damage.
”The torture and mutilation of animals for warped human pleasure or financial gain cannot be tolerated in Utah and must stop,” said Arthur Benjamin, who is also founder and president of American Dog Rescue.
Workers at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will try to rehabilitate the bird but say it’s unclear if the tail feathers will grow back and whether it can be released to the wild. The person responsible for the injuries could face up to a year in prison and fines of up to $100,000.
Anyone with any information should call the Division of Wildlife Resources poaching line at 1-800-662-3337 .
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