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TWRA asks for assistance after nearly 100 birds illegally killed, $5K reward offered

TWRA searching for person(s) responsible for killing and dumping nearly 100 birds. PHOTO: TWRA

UPDATE: In the wake of the discovery of nearly 100 poached birds in West Tennessee this week, PETA is now offering a reward of up to $5,000 for results in the case.

PETA is offering the reward for "information leading to the arrest and conviction for cruelty to animals or for violation of the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of the person or persons responsible."

TWRA says they believe the birds were killed elsewhere and were dumped on the side of the road.

PETA Vice President Colleen O-Brien says "Someone got sick kicks out of killing birds and dumping their bodies on the side of the road like litter. PETA and Tennessee wildlife authorities need the public's help to find whoever is responsible before anyone else, including other animals, is hurt."

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is asking for help identifying the individual(s) responsible for illegally shooting and dumping almost 100 birds in West Tennessee.

TWRA officers discovered 92 dead birds near the Crockett/Madison County line that included various songbirds, game birds, a Canada goose, and a chicken.

The office says the birds were shot and then dumped. An X-ray shows the birds had pellets in their bodies.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TWRA at (731) 423-5725, the poaching hotline at 1-800-831-1173, or send a Facebook message.

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