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Fishermen would often shoot and kill bald eagles because they believed the birds were depleting fish stocks.
However, it wasn’t hunters that wreaked the most havoc bald eagle populations, but the pesticide DDT.
The chemical caused eagles’ eggs to thin and break under light pressure.
Thanks to Rachel Carson’s 1962 book The Silent Spring, the public knew the effects of DDT and other pesticides on humans and animals, and in 1972 the chemical was banned in the USA.
Despite being the symbol of the nation, the American people did not do much to protect bald eagles.