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Northern Arapaho Indian Tribe gets right to kill bald eagles
Daily News ^ | Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 11:13 AM | By Larry Mcshane / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/northern

Posted on 03/14/2012 5:00:38 PM PDT by Fawn

Extremely rare permit granted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A pair of Wyoming bald eagles now qualify as a really endangered species.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe secured an extraordinarily rare permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allowing the Native Americans to kill two of the national birds for religious use.

The national agency, in a 2009 report, said it has never issued a license for the killing of a bald eagle — making it likely that the tribe was the first group to ever get the legal go-ahead.

The highly unusual decision came three years after the tribe’s initial request to kill two of the eagles. The ruling could defuse a federal lawsuit filed last year by the tribe in the flap.

Federal law bars the killing of any bald eagle under almost any circumstance. The Wyoming tribe argued that the ban was a violation of their religious freedom.

Although the bald eagle was removed from the federal list of threatened species five years ago, the bird remains under the protection of the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Act.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eagle; nationalbird; usfw

1 posted on 03/14/2012 5:00:49 PM PDT by Fawn
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To: Fawn

Where can I apply for a Spotted Owl tag? -Wb


2 posted on 03/14/2012 5:02:22 PM PDT by Wagonboy (STOP GLOBAL WHINING!)
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To: Fawn

Heap big “sacred” bull**** white eyes.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 5:03:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid." - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: Fawn

Heap big “sacred” bull**** white eyes.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 5:03:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid." - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: Fawn
Hell all they have to do is stand under the wind turbines and and pick them up after the milliwatt makers get through with them.
5 posted on 03/14/2012 5:13:13 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Wagonboy

They found they didn’t need protection anymore.

When the did a census, they looked a lot of eagles and
found that there were a bunch that looked like ordinary eagles.

When they looked closer, they could see that they were doing comb-overs.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 5:13:32 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Dan(9698)

I see sveral Bald Eagles every day here in Md.

They are not near as rare as they used to be.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

In my state the only people who can have eagle or song bird feathers, including bluejay feathers are the feather-Indians.

No more kids picking up and wondering at a jay feather, unless you are the correct ethnicity.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 5:21:18 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Venturer
Are they outgrowing their comb-overs and so are easier to spot?
9 posted on 03/14/2012 5:27:27 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Fawn
I realize that most people in here care nothing about animals but the main reason I posted was because they are allowed to do this for the "RELIGIOUS PURPOSES". But, of course, many didn't catch that. If this is the beginning of allowing the unusual to be killed for religious purposes, then the muzzies will start with their requests.
BTW, killing our national bird is not a joke. Some of you are just cold.
10 posted on 03/14/2012 5:34:53 PM PDT by Fawn (Anyone but OBOZO!!!!)
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To: Fawn

The Indians could kill eagles before big heap palefaces arrived and told them what they can and can’t do.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 5:39:35 PM PDT by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: Fawn

Agree completely. This outrage should be the subject of an investigation and the “right” granted to kill eagles should promptly be rescinded.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 5:40:30 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Fawn

Agree completely. This outrage should be the subject of an investigation and the “right” granted to kill eagles should promptly be rescinded.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 5:40:48 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Fawn; dragnet2; Liz; Clintonfatigued; Travis McGee; DoughtyOne; Pelham; Tennessee Nana; ...

So much for ‘equal treatment under the law’.

We have the blueprint for a truly civilized and constitutional society and here we are still playing this stupid tribal game.

Maybe the invading drug cartels with their Santa Muerte worship of death would like to sacrifice an Arapaho for his next ‘religious’ exercise. We’ll see what they think of ‘special minority victim’ status then.

Where does this nonsense end?


14 posted on 03/14/2012 5:42:12 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

“Where does this nonsense end?”

I don’t know. I try to hope that the 2012 elections will be the beginning of the end of stuff like this.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 5:45:08 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

““Where does this nonsense end?”

I don’t know. I try to hope that the 2012 elections will be the beginning of the end of stuff like this.”

Wish I could be that optimistic. You’ll appreciate this Email I just got from a friend in Arkansas, and I think she’s a freeper, actually.

“Went to vote in Little Rock’s library tax election.
Walked in the polling place.
Signed the book.
Then they asked me for a photo ID.
I lost it.
Said I was an ILLEGAL ALIEN and didn’t need an ID.
You should have seen their faces. Sorry I didn’t take a film crew.
But I laughed and gave them my driver’s license.”

I bet 90% of this
country has no idea that Voting ID is being struck down by the courts.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 5:51:50 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Dan(9698)
Trump eagles!


17 posted on 03/14/2012 5:59:04 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: AuntB

” I bet 90% of this
country has no idea that Voting ID is being struck down by the courts.”

ILLEGALLY struck down by the rogues. SCOTUS already voted on it. Holder & Obama don’t care.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 6:10:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: AuntB

“Where does this nonsense end?”

Oh it will never end. Besides, you do know that unless you are an American Indian it is illegal for you to even have an eagle feather (any kind of eagle) let alone hunt one down. So if you see a dead eagle that’s been whacked by a windmill or died of natural causes leave it for the vultures or Indians because you my friend are a second class citizen.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 6:29:03 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: omega4179

Especially in Tenochtitlan.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 7:10:15 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Fawn; All

I am one third Seminole Indian, and I find this disgusting.

The Bald Eagle is a symbol of our nation, and any Indian worth the name does not kill an animal brother, except for food, shelter, or being attacked.

This should not be allowed.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 7:47:55 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Fawn

Hi Fawn,

Long time since our last exchange of posts.

Regarding the eagle and the Indigenous Persons claim of a religious purpose for killing an eagle:
1. The eagles are all over the dumps in Alaska.
2. The Founders would have understood the religious claim, as the Declaration of Independence makes quite clear.
3. Might I inquire as to the reasons you have for differing with their perspective on this issue?
4. In what way is an Indian killing an eagle different from a wind turbine blade killing an eagle?
5. Not to cause you any distress, but SCOTUS has ruled animals may be killed for religious purposes.
6. SCOTUS ruled on animal sacrifices, not human sacrifices - so MadMo’s followers are not likely to have their “neck cutting” legalized.
7. #6 is retracted if the Libtards and Obama survive the next election.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 8:40:19 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: trapped_in_LA

“....because you my friend are a second class citizen.”

Gosh do you think we rate that high a rung on the food chain? WE got Muslims, gays, blacks, autistic lesbians against guns....., just about any organized victim group ahead of me and most Americans. These politicians are more concerned with the illegal alien vote than they are my vote and my ancestors, 3 branches have been here since the 1600’s. The 4th branch was already here. They just happened to be a group of Indians that didn’t want to be ‘victims’...they didn’t last long and the tribe is still basically a bunch of leftist useful idiots.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 9:33:59 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Fawn

What people forget here is that the Indians are members of a sovereign nation, with property and rights supposed to be recognized by treaties.

If you recall your high school civics class, treaties trump the US Constitution.

Muzzies would not be on a equal legal footing with American Indians.

And, BTW, for people who aren’t in Wyoming in the spring: Bald Eagles are thick as flies in March and October. There are a couple weeks where we have dozens (NB the plural) in the trees around our house. Anything on the ground that moves does so near a wall or fence, and it moves fast.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 9:53:59 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Fawn

A fellow on the radio noted that the Northern Arapaho Indian Tribe is allowed to practice their religion, while the Catholic church is required to violate theirs.

What was his name again? Limerick? Limbo? Lambeau? Something like that.


25 posted on 03/14/2012 10:41:48 PM PDT by Tymesup
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To: Fawn
I realize that most people in here care nothing about animals

What an asinine accusation.

26 posted on 03/14/2012 11:50:54 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (If my candidate doesn't win the nomination I'm going to kick my feet, cry like a baby, and stay home)
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To: AuntB; Fawn; dragnet2; Liz; Clintonfatigued; Travis McGee; DoughtyOne; Pelham; Tennessee Nana
Meanwhile, UN rights council delves into US voter I.D. laws (Democrats want UN's permission to steal elections)


27 posted on 03/15/2012 4:11:03 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: Shadowstrike

When I read about this yesterday I wondered about them actually KILLING the eagles for their feathers...

That was strange to me...

as you pointed out Indians dont kill the animals except for food etc because theyt regard them as brothers...


28 posted on 03/15/2012 4:23:21 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Fawn

The headline is incorrect and misleading. They already had the right guaranteed by the law protecting the endangered eagles.

They applied for and received a permit to exercise that right under the stipulated terms.


29 posted on 03/15/2012 4:27:13 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: boomop1

In California they call those windmills “Condor Cuisinarts”. Condors are also rare and protected but pro windmill greenies don’t mind ...... Eco-fanatic liberals are worlds biggest hippocrits


30 posted on 03/15/2012 4:46:13 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: dennisw

For the record...... I don’t think a California Condor has ever been killed by a wind turbine.

There is some thought that the condor is increasing it’s range to the fringe of the wind turbine territory


31 posted on 03/15/2012 5:02:28 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: GladesGuru

I still don’t like it :)


32 posted on 03/15/2012 8:29:07 AM PDT by Fawn (Anyone but OBOZO!!!!)
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To: omega4179
The Indians could kill eagles before big heap palefaces arrived and told them what they can and can’t do.

I got no problem if they 'keep it real.' No 30.06 with a scope... no 410 over and under. Use a hand made bow and a flint arrowhead.

33 posted on 03/15/2012 8:38:29 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Fawn

“BTW, killing our national bird is not a joke. Some of you are just cold.”

I agree with you. I am disgusted beyond belief.

On the subject of “Religious Freedom” This Tribe could get all the feathers and Eagles they want from the National Repository.

So much for their deep abiding love for their Sacred Eagle.

Also, where are the liberals and animal activists. They are all a bunch of cowardly pigs.

I am very angry about this...


34 posted on 03/15/2012 5:48:26 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (BOYCOTT NEVADA...!!!!)
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To: Fawn

“I still don’t like it :)”

Neither do the eagles, but who asked them?

And, while on the subject, when did an eagle last ask its prey if it consented?

;-)


35 posted on 03/15/2012 5:48:38 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Venturer

“I see sveral Bald Eagles every day here in Md.

They are not near as rare as they used to be.”

So? They are our National Bird. Obama bends over backwards to let our National Bird be killed for the “religious purposes” of Native Americans, but tramples all over everyone else’s rights.


36 posted on 03/16/2012 1:55:50 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Ann Coulter isn't about conservatism. Ann Coulter is about Ann Coulter.)
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