Local Motorcyclist Nabs PETA Award for Rescuing Bald Eagle

Injured Bird Saved From Highway Is Expected to Recover, Thanks to Dandon Miller

For Immediate Release:
May 31, 2019

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David Perle 202-483-7382

Downingtown, Pa. – A Compassionate Action Award is on its way from PETA to local resident Dandon Miller, who was riding his motorcycle home from Philadelphia on Saturday when traffic came to a stop—and he saw a bald eagle lying in the middle of the road, unable to fly away. He carefully wrapped the bird in his shirt, took her to the side of the road, called the authorities, and held her until Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research arrived to pick her up 45 minutes later.

After undergoing surgery on her wing and having the wounds on her talons cleaned, the bald eagle is now eating on her own. She’ll be released back into the wild once she’s made a full recovery. “I do love animals,” Miller told PETA, “and I wouldn’t want to see any animal get hurt.”

“Dandon Miller showed selflessness and compassion by literally taking the shirt off his back to help an injured bird,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA hopes his kind example will inspire people everywhere to stop and help any animal in trouble.”

Miller will receive a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan cookies from PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

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