Ok to kill Bald Eagles

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  1. chickened

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  2. punk-a-doodle

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    Says right in the article...not that it is terribly well written or thorough.
     
  3. chickened

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    I don't know, it reminds me of when they killed the whales in Neah Bay they said it was for ceremonial purposes but yet they used motor boats and high powered rifles an all the while claimed it was a ritual... not very ritualistic. IMO Will they use traditional methods to harvest the bird or blast it out of the sky/nest with a 12 guage?
     
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    You should ask them. :) Plenty of contacts available for various tribes.

    As I recall, that particular whale kill was unsanctioned, and was treated as such...
     
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    I did ask the Indians I know at Warm Springs and they said it was done by the old timers to show the kids their old ways and all. Of course they also said many young people were not interested in the subject. On the whale my freind in Sequim said most of the whale meat ended up in the tribal dump. Apparently there is a great division in certain tribes as to the spending of money on these things.

    My ancestors killed animals for skins among other things and I feel it would be pointless for me to do it. What I really think is the reason is they do it is because they want to show the Federal Government they can. One guy in the article said so. I wonder what they do with the carcass.
     
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    because it's part of their heritage... those eagles will die with more honor and reverence then most of us hold for our chicken when we haul them to the processors. And certainly more so than the eagles killed any given day by the giant wind turbines that are also going to be installed.

    I think we sometimes forget WE invaded THEIR country. Besides, do we not sacrifice animals to celebrate our holidays? Why is it any different for them to use an animal in theirs?

    At some point, if the younger kids aren't interested, and the old timers die out, it will stop like a passing phase... which I think is very unfortunate.
     
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    I was referring to the 1999 hunt which was sanctioned.

     
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    You are probably right, heritage and traditions have a shelf life and will eventually die out. Like I said I understand why they do it and to do it in a traditional way is even acceptable to me but using modern weapons seems to me to be dishonoring the tradition. That is where I take issue.

    This is just a guess but I bet traditionally they retrieved them from the nest at night with clubs or they used snares.

     
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  9. Capvin

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    It is more then their heritage and traditions. The feathers are used (and have been for over 200 years) in a sacred religious ceremony that I am sure will die out right after all the Judeo-Christian stuff is just a foggy memory.
     
  10. 33yardbirds

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    How 'bout we take all the different ethnic and religious people, find a law that interferes with what we want and seek a permit to flip it. We are all Americans and the law governs all, no matter who was here first. Once again a case of not equal rights but special rights. This is what causes divisions among a nation of people. MY RIGHTS AND HERITAGE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUS. Gimme a break.
     
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