Someone in Portland poisoned dozens of crows a couple of weeks ago. On Wednesday, November 26, crows fell to the ground, suffering and in pain, and died in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Necropsies confirmed that the crows were all poisoned–all had poisoned corn in their stomachs.
The crows deserve justice–not only because they are beautiful, social, intelligent creatures, but because the poisoning is a Federal crime. It violates the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1918.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said they would investigation the crime if indeed poisoning was confirmed. The evidence needs to be presented to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The trouble is, it’s not often that crimes against wildlife are prosecuted.
Please help by asking U.S. Attorney S. Amanda Marshall to catch and prosecute the criminal(s) responsible for this horrible crime.
U.S. Attorney S. Amanda Marshall
1000 SW Third Ave Suite 600
Portland, Oregon 97204