Arrest Warrant Issued For Man Who Killed Thousands of Birds

An arrest warrant was issued against a man who has been accused of killing thousands of birds, including golden eagles.

The Montana court issued the arrest warrant after he failed to show up in court for his crime.

The accused, along with his friend, killed about 3,600 birds on Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation for a period of six years.

Accused Sold Eagle Parts

The accused, Simon Paul, has also been selling parts of precious eagle species on the black market, a problem the US wildlife officials have been trying to overcome.

Another man, Travis John Branson, was also charged but pleaded not guilty and was released.

The prosecutor said that Paul and Branson worked together and once used a dead deer to trap an eagle, which they later shot.

If proven guilty, Paul may face up to five years in prison for wildlife trafficking.

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