Yay! The Bald Eagle!
Every newspaper Web site i went to had a headline for this story. The Interior Department removed the Bald Eagle from the list of endangered species. Yay! This comes after forty years of the bird (with help from its fellow patriots) struggling for survival. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne had a ceremony for this outside of the Jefferson Memorial in D.C.There are about 10,000 of the birds on the continent. compare that to 417, which was how many there were in 1963. Kempthorne is promising it'll never happen again.
The birds' numbers dropped so low because they were targeted by hunters, and were susceptible to DDT. but get this, since 1940 it's been federal law that it's illegal to kill a bald eagle. Wisconsin has a similar thing, it's illegal to kill a badger.