From the Orange County Register - SoCal Friday, September 19, 2008 11 pelicans found with wings intentionally broken All but one of the birds, found at Bolsa Chica State Beach, are dead as authorities search for whoever harmed them. By PAT BRENNAN HUNTINGTON BEACH – Eleven pelicans whose wings were intentionally broken have been found this week at Bolsa Chica State Beach, and as the sole survivor struggled for life this morning, a bird rescue group offered a $5,000 reward for information. Seven of the birds have been found dead since Monday; four others were captured alive, but three had to be euthanized because of the severity of their injuries, said Debbie McGuire, wildlife director at the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach. "Whoever injured the animals did definitely break the wings in the same type of way," McGuire said. "We would hope that whoever is doing it is done, but it's hard to say." The Care Center is offering $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever injured the animals, and McGuire said U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating. The surviving bird, a female, was being cared for at the center this morning. McGuire said it had been uncertain Thursday whether the bird would survive the night. More Information & photos can be found here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/mcguire-whoever-center-2162975-wildlife-beach This is just saddening, maddening, disgusting, irritating... there are so many other adjectives that fit so well into what I feel after reading this article... I do hope the Fish & Wildlife Service finds the culprit behind this horrible cruelty.