Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Today's Denver Post has a short article on the National Eagle Repository here in town complete with creepy picture. Under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940, it's illegal to kill Bald or Golden eagles or to possess any feathers or other body parts. Native Americans are allowed to possess them for use in religious ceremonies but must obtain them from the Repository. Dead eagles and feathers from all over the country from a variety of sources are shipped here. The Repository processes 2,000 birds a year.