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  • Native American tribe given permit to kill bald eagles (for religious purposes)

    03/14/2012 8:05:37 AM PDT · by opentalk · 55 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | 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. The agency's decision comes after the Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a federal lawsuit last year contending the refusal to issue such permits violates tribal members' religious freedom. Although thousands of American Indians apply for eagle feathers and carcasses from a federal repository, permits allowing the killing of bald eagles are exceedingly rare, according to both tribal and legal experts on the matter.