A man has been charged in Australia for killing 137 wedge-tailed eagle

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A man has been charged following the deaths of at least 137 wedge-tailed eagles in Victoria, Australia. The man is alleged to have used poisoned baits to kill the birds since October 2016. Under Australia’s Wildlife Act, killing a wedge-tailed eagle carries a fine of up to A$7,928 and a maximum six-year jail term. Additional killings carry a fine of A$792 each.

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