A Kansas man who illegally shot an eagle in January 2012 has been sentenced. According to KAKE, Chad Irvin must serve 50 hours of community service, pay $8,000 in fines and undergo a year of supervised probation during which he will not be permitted to hunt or engage in similar activities.
I'm glad to see such a harsh penalty levied for this crime, but I do hope that Irvin's community service includes time at nature preserves or working with bird rehabilitation. Do you agree with his sentence? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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