Victorian woman charged with animal cruelty after almost 130 wedge-tailed eagles found dead

Victorian woman charged with animal cruelty after almost 130 wedge-tailed eagles found dead

A Victorian woman is facing almost 300 animal cruelty charges after wildlife officers allegedly found the carcasses of 140 protected native birds, including 128 wedge-tailed eagles, at her property. The office of the conservation regulator said police, wildlife officers, and officials from the agriculture department searched the woman’s property in Violet Town in August after […]

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Australian raptors start fires to flush out prey

Australian raptors start fires to flush out prey

Australian Aboriginal lore is replete with references to birds carrying fire, and some traditional ceremonies even depict the behaviour. Now ornithologists have collected accounts from witnesses across the savannas of Australia’s far north, known as the Top End, suggesting three Australian birds of prey species use smouldering branches to spread fires and scare prey into […]

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