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Of the federal government -- a native American tribe in Wyoming a permit.
To kill live -- living American symbol the ball legal all for what they say is religious purposes while not only does our next guest think this is wrong.
He's got an alternative to quiet the controversy straits right now it's a founder and president of the American Eagle foundation analysis -- sensory rather that is to say.
Along with challenge -- the -- Good morning Steve and Bryan how are you today good fine thank you very much so we do we do we're telling people that story last week -- you helped us where the fishing game commission with it said is because these tribes.
Use eagle feathers and eagle body part in their religious services.
That they should be able to kill two would you come up with this suggestion on out.
You can get around.
Killing the Eagles what's the idea now.
Willie in our organization and many people across the country feel find this very alarming and disturbing that that -- allowed.
-- to take life for this purpose and our organization already provides.
You know -- hundreds of eagle feathers and and and probably dozens of the -- Body parts to the fictionalized service every year these are birds.
That that have been injured in some way and they ended up dying but there's still good good birds.
We have hundreds of feathers that are birds -- every year and we -- amended their federal depository in these.
American Indians -- allowed to apply for.
These feathers and body parts and all we're saying is that we'd be happy to cooperate and provide exactly what the tribe needs to that they won't have to shoot the Eagles and so you clubs -- -- cooperating -- -- you calling on direct communication between someone like yourself.
And these tribes.
Well we've we've already written a letter of official -- -- service we have not received a response yet we hope that we will.
And we're offering our services to meet with the tribe and work out a solution that'll be more favorable to the bald eagle and in addition to -- the fact that you hate to see the the symbol of America.
It's a federal law against killing Eagles right.
Right the bald -- still protected under the bald and golden eagle act of 1940.
And that's very strict strict protection nobody is allowed to life -- -- It's side -- thanks so much for joining us by the way we reached out to those same people that you wrote a letter to and we had not gotten a response.
So hopefully Wilson we will soon and and I'm very hopeful that will be able works you know positive solution to this problem out -- -- history and challenger join and is this -- -- from Knoxville Tennessee thank you very much.
Very -- and I thinks.
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