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KCurtis 2012/03/15 01:37:54
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal permit allowing the Northern Arapaho Tribe in
Wyoming to kill up to two bald eagles for religious purposes is the
first of its kind ever issued to an American Indian tribe, a U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service official said Wednesday.


American Indian Northern Arapaho Tribe Given OK to Kill Two Bald Eagles for Religious Purposes

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given the OK for an American Indian tribe to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes.


The decision comes after the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming filed a
federal lawsuit alleging that the agency‘s refusal to allow them to do
so was a violation of tribal members’ religious freedom, the Associated
Press reported.


While no longer on the federal list of endangered or threatened
species, federal law prohibits the killing of bald eagles under the Bald
and Golden Eagle Protection Act. American Indians are able to apply for
eagle feathers or carcases to use in their ceremonies from a federal
repository. They can apply for permits to kill bald eagles as well,
though such permission is incredibly rare.

As in it's never happened before in HISTORY. AP is lying again!


According to the Associated Press, it’s been almost three years since
the Arapaho tribe applied for such a permit, and a lawyer for the tribe
said they believed it necessary to go to court in order to get one. The
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granted the permit Friday.


Under the terms of the permit, the Northern Arapaho will be allowed
to kill up to two bald eagles off their reservation. A neighboring
tribe, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, opposed the killing of eagles on
their shared reservation.


The Arapaho’s lawsuit, filed late last year, stems from a legal
battle after tribal member Winslow Friday killed a bald eagle without a
permit in 2005 to use in the tribe’s Sun Dance, the AP reported. A
federal judge dismissed the charges, saying it would have been pointless
for Friday to apply for a permit since they’re generally refused
anyway. Federal prosecutors appealed the decision and had Friday’s
criminal charge reinstated, to which he pleaded guilty and paid a fine.


“One of the goals of the current suit is to prevent any young men
like Winslow Friday from being prosecuted in the future for practicing
their traditional religious ceremonies,” Andy Baldwin, lawyer for the
tribe, told the AP.


In late 2007, senior tribe members appeared at a court hearing in
support of Friday. Nelson P. White Sr. — then a member of the Northern
Arapaho Business Council — said the birds American Indians have been
forced to get from repositories were rotten.


“That’s unacceptable,” White said at the time. “How would a non-Indian feel if they had to get their Bible from a repository?”



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  • Space Invader 2012/03/15 12:03:24
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    Space Invader
    +8
    Nothing is sacred when your soul is black...

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  • Lana 2012/03/18 00:43:48
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    Lana
    +1
    Shame they can't just do that symbolically
  • Mary Ann 2012/03/17 15:58:34
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    Mary Ann
    +1
    “That’s unacceptable,” White said at the time. “How would a non-Indian feel if they had to get their Bible from a repository?”

    An animal's life compared to paper......GOT IT NOT!!!! Dumb arse.

    I wrote to PETA asking for their input....dead silence. Ingrid has seen my last $50/year. Join me!
  • Claybern 2012/03/17 03:19:12
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    Claybern
    +1
    WTF this is not right.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/03/16 17:05:34
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +3
    Actually I wanted to check both.
  • MadAsHEck 2012/03/16 03:46:57
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    MadAsHEck
    +1
    I think this comes under the Right to religeous freedom, and the Native Americns should be allowed within reason to practice it.

    But here is the real tragedy:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne...

    And this:
    http://www.courthousenews.com...
  • jon 2012/03/16 01:42:12
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    jon
    +1
    And you have to ask this ??? if it is trash it
  • Jackie 2012/03/16 00:54:31
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    Jackie
    +2
    We know he hates America, but this goes way beyond the pale wrong
  • Catch224u 2012/03/16 00:51:29
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    Catch224u
    +1
    Though I would just as well Peta stayed under their rock .

    People do you realize the Turkey was almost selected as the National bird?

    What would we do at Thanksgiving?
  • SK-pro impeachment 2012/03/16 00:08:08
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    SK-pro impeachment
    +2
    He probably threatened PETA with an inch of their life if they said anything. Bad enough obama hates America he'll stop at nothing to destroy a symbol of it as well.
    angry eagle
  • KCurtis SK-pro ... 2012/03/16 00:16:55
    KCurtis
    +1
    love that eagle booked for my http://teapartypac.org
  • bob 2012/03/15 23:58:03
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    bob
    +1
    just another Example of how Much the Anti Christ hates America. The Muslim Bastard.
  • Pinball... bob 2012/03/16 01:54:16
    Pinball Wizard
    Profile Title:Grandstander < Go figure.
  • 4dc 2012/03/15 23:49:13 (edited)
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    4dc
    +2
    in bed with liberal whiners...peta has always been about their political power, influence and dollars...they give less than a sh*t about animals
  • I'm History 2012/03/15 22:52:36 (edited)
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    I'm History
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might tell you it's the first permit ever issued to Native Americans to kill Eagles, but it ain't the first time they issued permission to kill Eagles by the tens of thousands to the White Man.

    From 1917 to 1952, at least 128,000 eagles were killed under an Alaskan Fish and Wildlife bounty program because fishermen thought they were loosing to many fish, causing a decline in salmon. Some areas in Alaske were so populated with Eagles, the fishermen there were being swamped on their fishing boats by Eagles while they pulled in their nets with Salmon in them.
    30-40 Eagles at a time would swoop down and take whole salmon out of the nets before they could pull them in, sometimes taking up to 50 fish a session.
    So the government issued a bounty on eagle feet, paying 50 cents for every two feet of an eagle, and tens of thousands were killed wholesale

    The Bald Eagle is a sacred bird to Native American cultures, and its feathers, like those of the Golden Eagle, are central to many religious and spiritual customs among Native Americans. Eagles are considered spiritual messengers between gods and humans by some cultures.

    The white man has killed more eagles than any Native American Indian ever did, and we didn't use them for any religious purpos...

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might tell you it's the first permit ever issued to Native Americans to kill Eagles, but it ain't the first time they issued permission to kill Eagles by the tens of thousands to the White Man.

    From 1917 to 1952, at least 128,000 eagles were killed under an Alaskan Fish and Wildlife bounty program because fishermen thought they were loosing to many fish, causing a decline in salmon. Some areas in Alaske were so populated with Eagles, the fishermen there were being swamped on their fishing boats by Eagles while they pulled in their nets with Salmon in them.
    30-40 Eagles at a time would swoop down and take whole salmon out of the nets before they could pull them in, sometimes taking up to 50 fish a session.
    So the government issued a bounty on eagle feet, paying 50 cents for every two feet of an eagle, and tens of thousands were killed wholesale

    The Bald Eagle is a sacred bird to Native American cultures, and its feathers, like those of the Golden Eagle, are central to many religious and spiritual customs among Native Americans. Eagles are considered spiritual messengers between gods and humans by some cultures.

    The white man has killed more eagles than any Native American Indian ever did, and we didn't use them for any religious purposes either, nope, we just let them rot where we killed them, that's a fact!

    I see no reason to not let these Native Americans practice their religion by killing 'two' eagles.
    (more)
  • mac9 2012/03/15 22:39:29
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    mac9
    +1
    I believe that is exactly what it is. It is a symbol of American strength. He dislikes it greatly. Do you remember Michelle whispering to Obama at a parade..."All this for a flag" Who and what have we put in charge of this great country. NO OBAMA 2012!
  • BILL 2012/03/15 21:39:50
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    BILL
    +2
    OHBOBO would Kiss a road kill Skunks Ass on the Not so White House Lawn for a vote, what a disgrace he is road kill skunk
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/03/15 21:16:22
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    Swampdog PWCM
    +3
    The Bald Eagle is not the symbol of Kenya! Where are all the PETA, Tree huggin',hypocritical libtards now? Let's see no new permits for oil drilling, but if you wanna kill a few Eagles, go ahead. Where are this bastards priorities?
  • Judy224 2012/03/15 20:02:57 (edited)
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    Judy224
    +1
    Sacrificing animals for religious purposes was done thousands of years ago. Usually it was an unblemished lamb. Never an eagle. I don't know of any religions today that sacrifice animals. Why would you need an eagle for a rain dance? If you want rain, pray for it. The eagle cannot bring you rain.
  • BILL Judy224 2012/03/15 21:42:29
    BILL
    +3
    They don't want the whole bird they want the feathers and wings
  • Judy224 BILL 2012/03/15 23:53:10
    Judy224
    +1
    It doesn't matter Bill. They are still sacrificing the animal for a religous purpose which does not need to happen in this day and age.
  • BILL Judy224 2012/03/16 21:19:50 (edited)
    BILL
    +1
    You have a point, I live in Alaska I see Eagles all the time, and they are truly majestic Birds, well except when they snatch up someone's little dog and they do, but Native Americans were here before us, and we have our Religious Symbols, and Objects used in holy ceremonies, and the Indians have theirs, they are only asking for 2 birds, and I have no doubt that they will be dispatched with all the respect their tribal way's provide, Freedom of Religion includes Everyone as long as doesn't include blowing up a a bunch of people
  • Judy224 BILL 2012/03/16 22:26:10
    Judy224
    +1
    I still say don't kill any animals and call it religion. A rain dance is not religion, at least not to me.
  • BILL Judy224 2012/03/17 22:17:27
    BILL
    Again I agree with you I really don't like to see animals killed, but the decision is left to people higher than us all we can do is hope they make the right one
  • Judy224 BILL 2012/03/17 22:18:22
    Judy224
    Amen!
  • Bill Rind 2012/03/15 18:53:14
  • Scalded Eagle 2012/03/15 17:42:24
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    Scalded Eagle
    +2
    This is so symbolic of what he wants for America. He sucks and has PETA breath. BTW:This eagle shoots back!
  • Swampdo... Scalded... 2012/03/15 21:10:37
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!
  • Cthulu 2012/03/15 17:37:06
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    Cthulu
    Don't stop there, kill all the chickens and turkeys. You don't need them. Why eat at all?
    Eat Robins and Chicka-dees in your neighborhoods. Don't bother to cook them. You won't get infected. Buy more guns also
  • Bill Rind Cthulu 2012/03/15 18:54:14 (edited)
  • Cthulu Bill Rind 2012/03/15 19:17:42
    Cthulu
    Whatever you are saying, sometimes its hard for me to comprehend the motive of mankind, however if you are for slaugther of anykind of any thing, I support you.

    Just buy more guns, don't trust anyone.
  • Cliff 2012/03/15 17:20:55
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    Cliff
    +3
    Wind farms in California kill about 80 golden eagles each year.
  • Scalded... Cliff 2012/03/15 17:43:55
    Scalded Eagle
    +1
    No Doubt.
  • Radical 1s1am1st 2012/03/15 17:09:27
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    Radical 1s1am1st
    +2
    Where is your religious tolerance now? Is it only for Christians?
  • KCurtis Radical... 2012/03/15 22:48:58
    KCurtis
    Gee let me know when Christians get some tolerance and then I'll answer.
  • Radical... KCurtis 2012/03/16 03:17:17
    Radical 1s1am1st
    Mostly everyone in Congress including the current POTUS identify themselves as Christian so I can see where you are in the minority in our government. Like Eric Cantor wrote in is year book "I want what I want when I want it" I think that about sums it up for Christians.
    cry baby christians
  • sash 2012/03/15 16:36:19
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    sash
    +1
    Maybe the carcasses have been promised to Michelle. That low fat eagle meat can make quite a few school lunches.
  • dispatcher 2012/03/15 16:33:25
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    dispatcher
    +4
    Ok so where are the HYPOCRITICAL PETA left wing nut cases today??
    OH since the ovomit admin gave the ok PETA will not retaliate against him.. What a bunch of pompous asses they are, bow down a little further so you could kiss his ass as well.
  • Someone Else 2012/03/15 16:04:21
    Is there anything American symbol not sacred to this POS POTUS
    Someone Else
    +1
    So just exactly what is this religious purpose that involves killing Eagle's I've never heard of this or is it some new one someone made up.
  • Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/15 15:59:52
    Where the f*ck is PETA now?
    Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Just a little more Presidential primer to stir up the rabble for this summer's riots.

    obama evil
  • Scalded... Dogzebr... 2012/03/15 17:46:50
    Scalded Eagle
    +1
    If the Slapaho kill one Eagle, it's on!

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