A Pa Man Has Been Fined 3500 For Killing Two Bald Eagles On His Farm In New York

06.30.17 | Terry Diener

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Rochester says 68-year-old William Wentling, of Rothville, Pennsylvania, mailed a container of the pesticide Furadan to his farm in Addison, New York, and told workers to pour it on sheep carcasses in order to kill birds of prey.

Prosecutors say two bald eagles, two red-tailed hawks and a rough-legged hawk all died after feeding on the poisoned sheep in March 2015. One of the eagles was a female who had been incubating eggs.

Authorities say the poison was used because hawks had been killing lambs on the farm.