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Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time
Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 19, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 06/19/2013 7:34:22 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time

An Indiana man was charged this week with the unlawful possession of a bald eagle, which the man says he cared for and rescued from the mud pit in which it was trapped. The former Department of Natural Resources employee, Jeffrey Henry, could face up to 60 days of jail time and a $500 fine as part of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Yahoo reports:

As reported by WISH News 8, Henry had the bird in his home for 11 hours after several weeks of caring for the sick animal in the wild. The outdoorsman told the station that he noticed the bird a few weeks ago when he was hunting for mushrooms in Putnam County. The eagle was unable to fly, stuck in mud, and hungry, so he fed it fish eventually two times a day. When campers on four-wheelers arrived in the area, Henry suspected the grounded eagle would be in danger.

He said, “I took him a fish out there and as we was leaving, the bird starting following me, and continued to follow me, there’s no way to actually chase him off because he’d turn around and run right back to me. So I put the bird up on my arm and we got in the truck and took him to the house.” Having previously worked for the DNR, Henry knew he was breaking the law saying, “I’m probably going to be in a little bit of trouble, which I understand.” Though Henry believes he made the right choice adding, “I chose to take the punishment over the welfare of the bird.”

Henry said he planned to take the bird, which he named Freedom, to the Indianapolis Zoo.

Eagles and other raptors have faced difficult times under the Obama administration, as clean-energy subsidies fuel wind turbines that can decapitate and injure the birds.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: baldeagle; eagle; endangeredspecies; fishandgame; ironic; irony; obamanation; thelawisanass; wildlife; zerotolerance
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“If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble,… “the law is a ass—a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experience—by experience.”

- CHARLES DICKENS, Oliver Twist

1 posted on 06/19/2013 7:34:22 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

No good deed goes unpunished!


2 posted on 06/19/2013 7:38:22 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

I guess he forgot that he now lives in the new USSA.


3 posted on 06/19/2013 7:40:25 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: DogByte6RER

It is ok for Green windmills kill thousands ...


4 posted on 06/19/2013 7:40:58 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: DogByte6RER

During the Bill Clinton days Hillary visited somewhere near an Indian Reservation. Some supporter gave her a “Dream Catcher” —a Native American artifact. It included a decorative EAGLE feather. ONE feather.

They PROSECUTED HER...! A felony.

It was a big story about 12 years ago, I recall.

The American Spectator did a big piece on it.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 7:40:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: DogByte6RER

Keep an eye on this one...might be one of those Tea Party radicals.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 7:41:21 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: DogByte6RER

Yeah, he should have tossed the eagle into the nearest windmill.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 7:41:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: george76

All animals are equal. Some are more equal than others.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/14/wyoming-native-american-tribe-gets-rare-permit-to-kill-bald-eagles/
Wyoming Native American tribe gets rare permit to kill bald eagles
Published March 14, 2012 /
Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unusual step of issuing a permit allowing an American Indian tribe in Wyoming to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes...


8 posted on 06/19/2013 7:45:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’d love to know how this turns out, to see if he is given more leeway than the kid with the half eaten pop-tart.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 7:45:50 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: DogByte6RER
Henry said he planned to take the bird, which he named Freedom, to the Indianapolis Zoo.

I believe I've spotted the problem, folks. If he'd named the eagle "Obedient State Serf," his offense would have been overlooked.

10 posted on 06/19/2013 7:47:05 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: DogByte6RER
Henry said he planned to take the bird, which he named Freedom, to the Indianapolis Zoo.

Considering what is going on in this country lately, including stories like this, a better name for the bird would be "Serfdom".

11 posted on 06/19/2013 7:48:48 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Did the eagle look like a gun?


12 posted on 06/19/2013 7:51:30 PM PDT by TChad
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To: DogByte6RER

He should have called wildlife officials who would have properly euthanized it. /sarc /spit


13 posted on 06/19/2013 7:52:38 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Welcome to the transformed America Are we there yet?


14 posted on 06/19/2013 7:52:48 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Roccus

I know the NSA is listening but I shall throw caution to the wind.

Good job Mr. Henry, I thank you for helping to save this animal.


15 posted on 06/19/2013 7:52:55 PM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: DogByte6RER

No mere human may touch the king’s property.


16 posted on 06/19/2013 7:53:26 PM PDT by marron
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To: DogByte6RER

A technical violation, no matter the intent and even outcome, so off with his head. Last time he tries doing good to an eagle in distress, I bet.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 7:54:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: DogByte6RER

So he violated the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act by protecting a bald eagle?


18 posted on 06/19/2013 7:59:40 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

he was charged with aiding and abetting


19 posted on 06/19/2013 8:07:19 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: DogByte6RER

DemocRATS claim they can talk to animals. Maybe they should ask the Bald Eagle how he feels about this whole fiasco.


20 posted on 06/19/2013 8:11:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER

God our government is soooooooooooooooooo stupid and depraved


21 posted on 06/19/2013 8:12:34 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: DogByte6RER

Death culture rides again.


22 posted on 06/19/2013 8:16:39 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: george76

There are thousands of those bird-killing wind turbines in parts of Indiana.


23 posted on 06/19/2013 8:17:05 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The Bald Eagle would call them stupid if it could talk!


24 posted on 06/19/2013 8:17:42 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Liberals keep their minds so open that their brains have fallen out!

SPLAT!


25 posted on 06/19/2013 8:18:32 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: DogByte6RER
"..he planned to take the bird, which he named Freedom, to the Indianapolis Zoo. "

There's just something philosophically wrong about that sentence.

26 posted on 06/19/2013 8:20:25 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: DogByte6RER

My personal experiences with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the state fin, fur, and feather departments of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington leave me with the impression that a good percentage of the “game wardens” are power mad wannabe cops with severe personality disorders who should not be trusted with guns.

Their interests are not with the welfare of the wildlife but rather in enforcing inane laws that make life difficult for their enemies, i.e. We the People.


27 posted on 06/19/2013 8:26:39 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: DogByte6RER

Yet...big Wind Farm’s get waivers to kill 10 Bald Eagles a year...no problem.


28 posted on 06/19/2013 8:26:53 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: Osage Orange
Yet...big Wind Farm’s get waivers to kill 10 Bald Eagles a year...no problem.

Insanity of the left.

It's disheartening to view youtubes of beautiful Golden Eagles getting their wing clipped and see them fall to their death.

Without taxpayer subsidies none of these idiotic, inefficient wind farms would exist.

The left is all about DEATH. They are Godless and cruel.

29 posted on 06/19/2013 8:39:18 PM PDT by sand88
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To: DogByte6RER

There should be no bald eagles.

- The American Hairdresser Association.


30 posted on 06/19/2013 8:49:36 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: gaijin

I remember that.

And worse yet, she found the freaking Eagle feather on the ground somewhere. Not like she plucked the damn thing from the birds back side.


31 posted on 06/19/2013 8:56:26 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: DogByte6RER

guy saves eagle, gets fined.

govt wind turbines hack eagles to death, that’s fine.

if govt was really smart they’d sue the eagle. ignorance of the law is no excuse.


32 posted on 06/19/2013 9:09:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DogByte6RER
The idiocy of the Department of the Interior is why I steer clear of wildlife that people wish to bring to me injured. I tell them to call the Game Wardens who rarely return their calls. The Interior Department several years ago stated that I had to obtain a permit and pay a couple of hundred dollars fee yearly for the privilege of treating wildlife at my expense and if I didn't do that they would arrest me and fine me over $100K if I were to be found with wildlife in my possession. Because I am on their radar they sent several threatening letters to me to get the permit. I refuse wildlife now even if the Game Wardens ask me to take them in because of the threat from the Department of the Interior. My local game wardens are aware of the threat from the Feds toward me.
33 posted on 06/19/2013 9:45:34 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Hardraade

“Bird male pattern baldness. Hi, I’m Sally Strothers (sob) ...”


34 posted on 06/19/2013 10:07:43 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Hardraade

You don’t see many birds with a good, thick head of hair.
So how did our national symbol get stuck with that name?


35 posted on 06/19/2013 10:11:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Paladin2
"..he planned to take the bird, which he named Freedom, to the Indianapolis Zoo. "

There's just something philosophically wrong about that sentence.

Once critters have imprinted on humans they are less safe in the wild. Not every human approached by the eagle would understand that he is only looking for a handout!

36 posted on 06/20/2013 7:33:35 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: vetvetdoug

We own a sailboat that we have docked in a marina in Ventura. Awhile back we had a sea lion crawl up on the dock and give birth. It is illegal to mess with them so the area was totally taped off so she would not be bothered. Yeah it was a huge inconvenience for everyone on the dock.


37 posted on 06/20/2013 8:57:52 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sand88

> It’s disheartening to view youtubes of beautiful Golden Eagles getting their wing clipped and see them fall to their death.

I trust you will post links to the videos you describe... All I can find are videos that show generators turning, and dead birds of undetermined cause of death on the ground.

Two questions for you.

1. In many years of reading about this problem, videos such as you describe are extremely rare (I have only seen one). I would think it would be easy to document actual collisions, given the low cost of video cams and radio links these days. Yet it’s nearly all talk, no hard evidence. Links to the videos you mention, please?

2. Given that all life is sacred, and the life of a small bird is no less precious in God’s view than that of a big bird, does the fact that domestic cats kill 10’s of MILLIONS of birds every year meant that you want to outlaw cats as pets also? Automobiles kill millions of birds large and small every year... Do you wish to outlaw cars?

I’m not arguing the pros of wind power... Big Wind is a freakin’ boondoggle in my opinion. And as a wildlife rehabilitator who spent many years saving birds, I know personally that every avian death is a tragedy, large or small.

Just sayin’, where is the evidence, and where is the perspective?


38 posted on 06/20/2013 3:14:16 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: DogByte6RER
It's ok to kill a unborn baby; but not ok to rescue a bird that would otherwise die.

Yes we believe our government is wise, just, and deserving of respect.

39 posted on 06/20/2013 3:34:08 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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