Conservation officers in the southern Cariboo have found 16 dead bald eagles in garbage bags.
Len Butler is a conservation officer in the Cariboo-Chilcotin zone.
He says they received a tip through the RAPP line, which is used to report poachers and polluters.
The birds were found fully intact, without any missing limbs or feathers, ruling out black market trade in eagle parts says Butler.
He does speculate that since it’s calving and lambing season, that it could be a producer getting rid of eagles.
He also says while it’s common to find the odd eagle that has been shot, what’s different in this case is the sheer numbers.
Butler asks anyone with any information to contact the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.