Her Native Roots – the
forensically verifiable purest herbs on Earth,* is accustomed to hearing
testimonials from satisfied, even astounded customers. Herbs act quickly, often bypassing the more
slowly acting drugs that are designed to mimic Herbs. Human beings around the world successfully use
Herbs for their own wellness. As with human emergency care, in Wildlife Rescue
speed is crucial. For decades Her Native Roots Herbals have been reliably used
in the field and in the Wildlife Veterinary ER; i.e. from stopping hemorrhage
with its potent Cayenne Tincture to quickly stopping pain with external
application or ingestion of Her Native Roots Nerve Calm Formula. After the
Emergency, continued care is often supplemented with Her Native Roots True
Food, Anti-Parasite Formula, Complete Tissue Repair Ointment and the Syrup
version for internal tissue mending… The same
herbal formulae which Humans have employed for centuries many times prove
effective for Animals – both wild and domestic.
But one night on call, the master
Herbalist / veteran Wildlife Rehabilitator threw out the textbooks and
testimonials and went right to YouTube!
"When the Bird and the Book disagree - always believe the Bird." - John James Audubon
Wildlife Officers were
relieved when the Rehabber showed up to take over the care and transfer of a
Juvenile Bald Eagle found weak in a rural field.
Bald Eagles, while making a
comeback are still rare and are still a State and Federally Legally
Protected Species – or so they are supposed to be. This one was not protected….
The Rehabber, whose fulltime
volunteer service spans four decades, deftly handled the new patient. But
something was different; never before had such agonizing cries from an Eagle been
witnessed. Clearly the young Raptor was
in severe pain amplified by its unceasing calling for its parents. During the
speedy drive through the black night, the Rehabber employed every natural
sound, birdcall, animal mimicry to distract the Eagle from its misery. While
the pleading cries were interrupted, they quickly resumed after each attempt to
The government carrier was
too heavy to move alone, so the Rehabber rushed up into the small cabin leaving
all vehicle doors open. Aiming the BOSE speakers out the tiny cottage window, a
fast search of YouTube began. “Somewhere there must be a video capturing the
vocalizations of parent Eagles comforting their young!” Quickly dismissed were dozens of videos
depicting “Angry Eagles” annoyed by the human beings trying to photograph them.
“The last thing that Juvenile Eagle needed was hearing Adult Eagles issuing
loud danger warning cries!” It was already in hyper-stress mode!
Eureka! Quickly the perfect video was found and the speakers cranked
Holding breath while
listening intently, both the Eagle and Rehabber experienced instant relief. The
young Bald Eagle patient relaxed. No more crying, only a settling down into the
comfort of (memories of) home. Both patient and attendee could breathe normally again.
While snow drifted in the
cabin window, the Rehabber kept ears attuned through the night. Three times the
Eagle awakened in pain and yearning, three times YouTube Eagle Parents
instantly quieted the youngster.
"When the Bird and the book disagree - always believe the Bird." - John James Audubon
Added the seasoned Wildlife Rehabber, "...even if the Bird is on YouTube."
At daybreak, and after
a round of hydration, the stabilized patient was on the move again – the next leg of its journey
transferred it to another Wildlife Officer who delivered it to yet another
Rehab Facility which the following day transported it to the Federally
sanctioned Rehabilitation Center with the required licensing to care for Endangered Species.
Sadly for all, the Eagle
died en route to that Endangered Species Center. The well-versed operator there suspected lead
poisoning. A call was made to the State Wildlife Department which, having no
designated funds, left the testing for lead poisoning up to that private Rehab Center. A call to the Federal Office - they passed on testing too. Any testing was up to the
Center which received the carcass. Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation is not
often funded outside of the operator’s own efforts. There were no funds to pay
for tests on “dead birds” when so many still living patients needed costly
The Native American Wildlife
Rehabber, who earlier employed YouTube as an Emergency Protocol, stepped up and
said the lead testing tab would be covered by their private small Wildlife Rescue, Rehab and
Release facility - "somehow."
“It is important we all learn what killed, after torturing,
this country’s emblem. This juvenile Bald Eagle was designed and built by the Creator to last 30 or
40 years. This dead Eagle, symbol of strength and freedom lived to see, taste,
hear only 3 brief seasons of Life, not its capable 140 seasons. It is crucial we not be hypocrites by ignoring
our ethical mandate to actually 'protect legally protected species.' Learning how
and why it suffered then died is a part of that ethical mandate we all share in fulfilling. There are other Eagles, Animals, People to now protect from the same cause of agony then death.”
The test results confirmed
what the Rehabilitators most feared: Painful Death by Lead Poisoning. By the time the First Responder-Wildlife
Officer made the rescue, it was already too late. There were three small
fragments of lead in the Eagle’s digestive system. That’s all it took….one meal
on a carelessly left shot-groundhog, or the entrails of a gunshot deer…
Beyond the tragedy felt over
this dead Eagle, the statistics on lead poisoning from ammunition are as
staggering as the vast number of studies confirming the DANGER. Danger to the
Public that consumes venison and other game shot with lead-lined ammunition.
Danger to the Pets that gnaw on a carcass or entrails of an animal shot with
lead-lined ammunition. Danger to those already disadvantaged people who stand
in Food and Shelter lines, eating the venison donated by generous hunters.
Help “get the lead out” of
ammunition by educating yourself and taking action:
The National Park Service
site at http://www.nps.gov/pinn/naturescience/leadinfo.htm
is one of the easiest to read and well
diagramed portrayals of lead-ammunition impact on humans and animals. It further
lists over 30 links to other very credible sites on this life and death topic
for every human being as well as for Wildlife.
Profits from the sale of Her
Native Roots Herbals as well as SongPods (www.SongPods.com
also found at www.HerNativeRoots.com
) directly support the Native American Indian founded Wildlife Rescue,
Rehabilitation and Release efforts among others.
“What befalls one species
affects all species….we ALL live
*Each batch of raw herbs brought into our processing facility's holding chamber is forensically tested and verified as pure. To create the purest, most potent, fast acting Herbals - you must begin with Earth's purest, most potent herbs. Her Native Roots settles for nothing less. Our guiding principle: "Higher Standards than Standardized Herbs."
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