Carcasses of 109 bald and golden eagles examined in study
Eagles probably exposed by predatory and scavenging activities
By examining the carcasses of golden and bald eagles found between 2014 and 2018, scientists were able to determine that the majority of them had exposure to poison. That included 96 of 116 bald eagles studied, and 13 of 17 golden eagles.
According to Cornell University’s Wildlife Health Lab, blood-thinning anticoagulant rodenticides work by interfering with Vitamin K activation, which is critical in the production of blood clotting in the liver.cwhl.vet.cornell.edu/disease/rodent…
If ingested in significant amounts, it can result in spontaneous bleeding, which can be internal or external, and can appear in widespread bruising, bloody urine or feces, and in other ways. In some cases, death from cardiovascular shock can occur.
Scott Edwards, a director of graduate studies and zoology professor at Harvard University, called the use of rat poison to kill rodents unnecessary, and told CNN the poison’s wide usage was responsible for “killing some of our most majestic bird species”.🦅
“Humans need to understand that when those compounds get into the environment, they cause horrible damage to many species, including our national symbol, the bald eagle,” Edwards said.🦅
The slowdown of excessive hunting and insecticide poisoning, which caused a drastic reduction in the eagles’ population in the 1960s, helped their numbers quadruple between 2009 and 2019 to more than 300,000 currently in the US, removing the birds from the endangered species list

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