Legal Advocacy Group Offers $25K Reward for Information on OC Pelican Attacks

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund, a ineligible advocacy radical for animals, is offering $25,000 successful reward wealth for accusation astir continued attacks connected brownish pelicans successful Orange County.

The enactment connected June 30 offered a $5,500 full reward for information, astir 2 weeks aft the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center announced the vertebrate attacks.

Tuesday's $20,000 summation is successful the hopes that idiosyncratic volition travel guardant with accusation "leading to the apprehension and condemnation of the idiosyncratic oregon radical responsible" for the brutal pelican attacks, which person continued, the ineligible enactment said.

When the Animal Legal Defense Fund announced the $5,500 reward, a full of 32 birds had been mutilated on the seashore betwixt San Clemente and Huntington Beach implicit the people of 8 months.

According to the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center, astatine slightest 22 of the rescued pelicans had their wings breached truthful severely that bones came done the skin. The pinpointed, blunt trauma injuries, recovered consistently among each of the pelicans, led wildlife officials to judge the birds were attacked by humans.

Two much dormant birds person since been found, totaling 34 wounded pelicans.

"Most pelicans did not survive, and those who did needed emergency country and semipermanent care," the Animal Legal Defense Fund said successful a statement.


2 injured pelicans were released astatine Crystal Cove State Park aft aesculapian rehabilitation.

"We are hopeful that the section assemblage volition travel guardant with accusation successful bid to forestall further harm to these animals," the organization's enforcement manager Stephen Wells said.

The authorities of California enforces a maximum punishment of up to $20,000, up to 3 years successful situation oregon some for anyone who intentionally and maliciously maims a surviving animal.

Anyone with accusation is asked to telephone the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at 1-888-334-2258 (1-888-334-CalTIP), and stock their anonymous tip.

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