What's Poisoning The Eagles?


Published 02/18 2014 01:30PM

Updated 02/18 2014 01:39PM

(KSL) First, it was the West Nile virus and now wildlife volunteers say bald eagles in northern Utah are being killed by lead poisoning. 

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah has documented three confirmed cases in as many weeks.

Volunteers there say hunters can fix the problem with a simple change in ammunition type, but some gun owners disagree with their reasoning.

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