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Sun May 26, 2013, 11:27 PM

7. Mmmm

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Riiiight.

So killing Eagles has no impact on a species decline. What type of double speak is this. Maybe it did not have a significant impact but more or less implying that it has not had any impact is deceptive at best.

Really though, I don't get the controversy here. Its not an endangered species:

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/NATURE/11/07/eagle.hunt.enn/index.html

I dont see how allowing this would cause an issue so long as the bird is plentiful. If this was an endangered species that would be another story.

If it were a case of an endangered animal then I think the goverment would have a compelling interest to limit their practice. Of course if the birds were endangered I would think the tribe itself would have no issue in limiting the ritual in order to protect the long term survival of the birds and the ritual itself.

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