The bald eagle has been the national symbol of the United States for 234 years, but disturbing new reports have revealed that Obama is about to change that forever.
According to American News, the National Bison Legacy Act has just been passed by Congress, and it proclaims the bison as America’s national mammal and a “historical symbol of the United States.” The bill is expected to pass the Senate next week, and if it goes through, the bison will join the bald eagle, the oak, and the rose as a symbol for our country.
The eagle will still be a national symbol, but it will no longer be the only animal representing our country. A representative for the Wildlife Conservation Society called this a “milestone in a long journey to prevent the bison from going extinct and to recognize the bison’s ecological, cultural, historical and economic importance.”
“No other indigenous species tells America’s story better,” Missouri Rep. William Lacy Clay said, adding that it’s “an enduring symbol of strength, Native American culture, and the boundless Western wildness.”
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