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Man’s inhumanity to an innocent eagle

2016-03-08 22:07:07
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A photograph in which some men are seen attempting to kill an eagle in an inhumane manner after peeling off its skin and cutting off its legs has gone viral on social media and news websites.

Commenting on the matter, two wildlife organizations, ‘Freedom Sri Lanka Foundation’ and the ‘Let Them Live’ said they would take measures to charge the culprits with inhumane animal slaughter under the Flora and Fauna Protection Ordinance (No.22) of 2009.

“There are five men in the picture. We have identified the men as residents of Wanchawala in Galle. They are engaged in this inhumane act as a hobby. The eagle is an endangered and protected species and cannot be killed or sold,” Shashikalana Ratwatte said on behalf of the wildlife organisations.

He said they have requested the Wildlife Department to take action against the culprits.

The organisations requested people to inform them on phone number 070-3303022 and 071-3664019 in case they had any information on the men seen in the photograph.

Meanwhile, the Wildlife Department said they were in the process of taking legal action against the culprits and added that they could be jailed for up to five years if found guilty. (Darshana Sanjeewa)


  Comments - 55

  • Hawk eye Tuesday, 8 March 2016 22:17

    The cultprits should be brought to justice for sure. Meantime we need go front of the mirror as ask ourselves if we are any better than these people, if we had birds, fish, pigs and cows for dinner.

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    Thanos Tuesday, 8 March 2016 22:33

    Singha le?

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    SpaceCab Tuesday, 8 March 2016 22:48

    these Dogs should be stoned to death

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    Rachel Tuesday, 8 March 2016 22:49

    Those responsible for this horrible act should be put through the same torment. via DM iOS App

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    das Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:02

    Some idiot will comment that we should look after humans before thinking of animals.

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    das Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:03

    Some idiot will comment that we should look after humans before thinking of animals.

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    das Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:06

    Some idiot will comment that we should look after humans before thinking of animals.

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    alen Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:07

    Time to bring in more severe punishments for this kind of barbarism.

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    Suresh Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:24

    2500 years of culture I am often told - I fail to understand how people can be so inhumane. I sincerely hope they will be caught and given the maximum punishment for their barbaric crime

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    Ravi Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:33

    I hope they get the maximum punishment and public redecule forever.

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    adhil nizam Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:38

    What is wrong with these people? Hang them all!!!

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    Raj Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:39

    These creatures (Men in the pictures) are enjoying the pain caused to the eagle! They deserve few years behind the bars!!

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    ANTON Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:42

    WHERE IS THAT THATTAYA , WHO CRITICIZE CHRISTIANITY.

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    Upul Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:50

    This barbaric and inhumane act is despicable. These people should be prosecuted and be given the maximum punishment for this cruel act. What an innocent creatures life is destroyed for just what.? I cannot understand the mentality of these cruel dumb idiots. I hope you will get punished for this KARMA in all your future lives.

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    Disgusted Citizen Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:56

    They should implement the shariya law on these guys and cut their legs off and skin them and then left for public view. They all should face the same punishment, not just the person holding the knife.

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    MarcFer Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:58

    Absolutely sickening. I hope the fellows rot in prison.

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    hotel California Wednesday, 9 March 2016 00:01

    Effing morons ! they should be punished in the same manner. and left to rot and to be eaten by the eagles and vultures/

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    pras Wednesday, 9 March 2016 00:12

    i would love skin these morons alive & pour petrol on them via DM Android App

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    bbod Wednesday, 9 March 2016 00:19

    There are at least 7 men in the picture. You can identify at least 5 of them. Hope they are caught and locked up for a very long time.

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    jega Wednesday, 9 March 2016 00:25

    Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but — live for it.

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    Charitha Wednesday, 9 March 2016 00:59

    Can humans be this cruel? Many thanks for those who are working for bringing them to justice. Should give them the maximum possible punishment.

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    jayasuriya premalal Wednesday, 9 March 2016 01:28

    I request to take top action to this Rowdays.

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    Sanityprevails Wednesday, 9 March 2016 01:41

    What is the need for these people to do these kinds of acts?

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    Shan Wednesday, 9 March 2016 01:41

    pure culprits.....Bad and good people all over the place

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    Warra Wednesday, 9 March 2016 01:48

    It been proven that animal cruelty leads to mental state of murder. They should be arrested and looked up more time.

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    gobbaya Wednesday, 9 March 2016 02:09

    the so called sinhala bauddhaya via DM Android App

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    rohan Wednesday, 9 March 2016 02:20

    what a society can gain from these kind of people via DM Android App

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    ranjith Chandrasekera Wednesday, 9 March 2016 04:10

    Five years not enough for these idiots, committed an unbelievable crime. How could some one do a thing like this. How could we call Sri Lanka a country that has a long history of civilization and religious background. All those in the photo and any other responsible for this crime should be taken in to custody and throw them behind bars without bail until the case is taken up for hearing.

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    ranjith Chandrasekera Wednesday, 9 March 2016 04:46

    Please name and shame these mongrels.

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    asoka Wednesday, 9 March 2016 05:07

    Disgusting sick guys. This is from a Buddhist country? Shame really!

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    Eds Wednesday, 9 March 2016 05:20

    What is wrong with these monsters?

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    annoyed Wednesday, 9 March 2016 05:24

    It is sickening to see this beautiful country has to bear such evil men.... whats actually wrong. Eagle is such a royal n gorgeous bird.

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    Nuke Wednesday, 9 March 2016 05:37

    Such nasty people still live in this earth, 5 years imprisonment is nothing. They should charge them with a hefty fine and imprison them for at least 10 years.

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    scyc Wednesday, 9 March 2016 06:09

    Scycophats.in jail 4 life!

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    Prier Wednesday, 9 March 2016 06:11

    They should be jailed in Angoda hospital for ever.

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    palitha Galapitiya-Japan Wednesday, 9 March 2016 06:20

    Mentally retarted idiots

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    Raj Wednesday, 9 March 2016 06:29

    Publish this is all the newspapers so that the men seen in the photograph can be identified and brought to justice.

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    Mano Wednesday, 9 March 2016 07:27

    they should be in jail for life. via DM iOS App

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    sam Wednesday, 9 March 2016 07:56

    these are inhumans. look at that innocent bird shame on you via DM Android App

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    Pathum Athukorala Wednesday, 9 March 2016 08:07

    Please at least publish/ telecast this on every media so that these people find it difficult to face the society, and our children will learn how to respect the nature the way our great ancestors did. Most importantly, I think these people should be identified then check for mental retardancy.

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    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 9 March 2016 08:24

    Catch

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    kaboos Wednesday, 9 March 2016 08:37

    do not rejoice on somebody else misfortune. It is long distance between human being and being human.

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    S.P.RAMKUMAR Wednesday, 9 March 2016 08:48

    My God,

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    lankaputha Wednesday, 9 March 2016 08:57

    Guys, If my maths knowledge is right, it is 6 people ( probably Men) in the picture,

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    dinesh withanage Wednesday, 9 March 2016 09:13

    in what manner it is, taking a life of any living being is a crime and unjust

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    Kolitha Bee Wednesday, 9 March 2016 11:54

    Karma will hit you soon brothers...

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    dham Wednesday, 9 March 2016 12:11

    What that animal did those idiots for capital punishment via DM Android App

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    Madreek Wednesday, 9 March 2016 12:13

    "A photograph in which some men are seen attempting to kill an eagle"?This eagle already looks very dead to me. The head is cut off and placed on the body. Look above its head (behind the head). That looks like a neck. However, the structure of the body seems a bit weird for an eagle.

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    roville Wednesday, 9 March 2016 12:16

    This is wonderful news. action has to be taken and punish them for such slaughter done to an endangered animal. so that any other would not dear so such thing again.

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    Maya Wednesday, 9 March 2016 12:22

    Those who cry foul, rightly so, should see C4 videos to see what happened to their co citizens in not so distant past!

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    reefcomber Wednesday, 9 March 2016 19:32

    This kind of action goes on unpunished in the Hikkaduwa coral reef where marine life,- esp. corals (also animals) - is killed or damaged nearly every day by locals, and in an alarmingly increasing number by foreign tourists. Also some turtles are in a very bad state due to severe propeller damage from boats.

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    pk Wednesday, 9 March 2016 20:14

    Maya, Eagle never shoot back or claimed a separate "mother land"

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    John Wednesday, 9 March 2016 20:45

    Incidents like this will damage the countrys tourism industry. via DM Android App

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    Dharma Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:33

    Disrespect to the Sinhala Baudha Vinaya. Sinhala people should change and turn away from violence and practise the true Buddhist teachings also not to forget that SRI LANKA is a BUDDHIST COUNTRY.

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    UK Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:48

    Bastards

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