It is detestable. I weep for my country.
From Life News a story not about eagle eggs, but about goose eggs – in Canada.
Though majestic in flight, [geese] have become a nuisance in recent years, and with a birth rate hovering around 5 goslings per year, new methods of population control are being explored.
One such method is egg addling.
This practice, which is detailed on Environment Canada’s website as well as The Humane Society of the United States, is a process whereby geese eggs are gently removed from the nest, coated in vegetable oil and then returned to the nest. The purpose of the oil is to prevent the embryo from developing any further. Essentially, it blocks the transfer of oxygen and other gases through the shell.
The reason this practice is highly successful is because the female goose will continue laying on the eggs for a lengthy…
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