Despite Wedge-tail Eagles being a protected bird in Australia there still remains misunderstanding about them and continued persecution mainly by farmers who are protecting their livestock from predation The report that 136 of these majestic raptors have been found dead from deliberate poisoning on a farm in the Eastern Gippsland shows that ignorance can be devastating. Communities where sheep are farmed show the greatest incidence of death in the great birds which is very worrying in an age where all of us should be trying to live with nature not annihilate it because it gets in your way. A lot of these birds are blamed for deaths not caused by them which is even more worrying. I hope the people who killed these beautiful kings of the sky will be handed jail time for what is thought to be the worst mass killing of native animals ever seen. As officers comb the area it's thought that there could be more found. What a tragedy.