18 Dec '11, 5pm

Nearly 700 Bird Eggs Stolen via @Care2 (Please Retweet)

Nearly 700 Bird Eggs Stolen via @Care2 (Please Retweet)

A British man was recently jailed for stealing almost 700 bird eggs from nests throughout England. Stealing the eggs killed the chicks inside because they were no longer being incubated by adult birds. He stole seven golden eagle eggs, three red kite, three peregrine, eight osprey and many others containing the offspring of endangered or protected species. He also stole eagle eggs from Scotland. One of the detectives on the case said, “This is one of the most serious cases of wildlife crime I have had to investigate. Gonshaw’s actions directly jeopardise Britain’s wildlife and his obsession with collecting eggs threatens some of our rarest and most precious species. We hope that this result here at court sends out a clear message that, together with our partners from the RSPB, we will work to protect Britain’s birds for future generations.” (Source: Daily Mirror ) Destroyi...

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