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SECONDARY PENTOBARBITAL POISONING  Poses a Threat to Protected Species and to Florida Veterinarians

SECONDARY PENTOBARBITAL POISONING Poses a Threat to Protected Species and to Florida Veterinarians

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) provide for substantial fines and the possibility of imprisonment. Criminal penalties may run as high as $250,000 per individual or $500,000 per organization and up to five years in jail. Civil penalties can be as much as $25,000 per violation under the ESA and up to $5,000 per violation under the BGEPA.