Tianjin offers 50,000 yuan to nab bird poachers

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A mudflat filled with pesticide-laced corns is covered. 

Some people may feel slight drunkenness if they eat a poisoned bird, but many are unaware of this because they also drink beer or wine, said Zhang Shuai, a wildlife protection official in Beijing. "But the toxicity of pesticides has long-lasting damage to human livers," Zhang added.

Nearby villagers said at least three restaurants serve wildlife meat to customers but they all stopped serving after media reports about the slaughter of migrating birds in the wetland.

Local authorities have pumped water into the toxic ponds to dilute pesticide poison.

Wang Chuanwei, a lawyer, said people who kill more than four protected animals can be sentenced up to ten years in prison and have their properties confiscated according to the Chinese Wildlife Protection Law.

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