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Wetlander's Pick of the Posts Shot and gassed: Thousands of protected birds killed annually

By Rachael Bale and Tom Knudson – Reveal News – May 13, 2015
Every spring, bird-watchers from across America gather in Nebraska for one of the continent’s great avian spectacles – the mass migration of sandhill cranes through an hourglass-like passage along the Platte River. But some several hundred miles northeast in Wisconsin and Michigan, sandhill cranes are met with a different reception: They are shot dead by farmers or their hired guns under a little-known federal program that allows for the killing of birds protected by one of this nation’s bedrock conservation laws, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.For full story, click here.

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