According to an article posted on The Arlington Times website, the reward for the four bald eagles that were poached in Washington state has been increased to $13,750. (Click HERE to read the original article on the eagle poaching)
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Humane Society and Conservation Northwest have raised $3,750 for the reward fund, and the Stillaguamish Tribe donated an additional $10,000.
“Eagles are an integral part of our Tribal culture and have spiritual meaning to Indian culture as a whole,” Shawn Yanity, Stillaguamish Tribal Chair, said on Jan. 17. “I went to our Tribal Council this morning, and they agreed to this sum. We’re committed to protecting not only an aspect of our culture, but also a vital part of our natural resources.”
Fish and Wildlife Sgt Jennifer Maurstad also expressed her dismay by saying “Eagles are the symbol of our nation, so for someone to just kill four of them and leave them for dead is brazen. It’s a shock to the senses.”
To report any information related to the deaths of these eagles, call 1-877-933-9847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.