Wyoming Tribe gets OK to Kill 2 Bald Eagles for Ceremonies

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In a rare and potentially landmark decision, a Wyoming Indian tribe has received federal approval to kill two bald eagles for religious ceremonies, the Associated Press reports.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe had sued the government last year, arguing its members’ religious freedom was being violated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s refusal to issue a “take” permit.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) – Federal law prohibits killing a bald eagle, the national bird. Eagle feathers and body parts are kept in a federal repository for tribal religious ceremonies.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

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