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In just 4 weeks, three eagles in an area of Illinois have died from lead poisoning. 

 

It happened in Henry County and because of that Tamara Yarger with the charity Hog Capital Wildlife Rescue and Rehab says legislation may be necessary to outlaw lead bullets used by hunters. The lead from bullets can be ingested by the eagles when they feed on left behind carcasses or field dress...

 

 

Hog Capital Wildlife Rescue and Rehab is currently raising funds to get more medicine that can treat bald eagles for lead poisoning.

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