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Environmentalists in the Philippines are outraged after a man who shot and ate a rare Philippine Eagle was fined a mere $2,300. There are no more than 250 adult Philippine Eagles alive in the wild, which further convinces local conservationists that the punishment is far too lenient and fails to match the severity of the crime.

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  1. SpecialEFX March 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Instead of the fine he might have benefited from some education and community service with the Philippine Eagle Foundation or another conservation group.

  2. samagon May 29, 2012 at 10:26 am

    um, considering the economy of the Philippines, I mean you can get a live in maid for $20 a month, I’m not sure how much a farmer makes, but it can’t be that much, he’ll have to sell his farm, and then he probably still won’t have enough to pay for this fine.

  3. Green Joy May 29, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I’m a Filipino (Philippine citizen, for those unaware 😉 ) and I’m outraged at this. I can’t see how this can be excused, his plea of ignorance is just ridiculous. An airgun has a relatively short range, so he would have seen it was an eagle. Eagles aren’t exactly a common sight here in the PI, so what goes through his head? That might make a nice meal or maybe the perfect beer-match.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz
    GreenJoyment.com

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