Move On Over Bald Eagle, Obama’s Going To Make THIS Beast The National Symbol…

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The bald eagle’s 234-year reign as the sole symbolic animal of the US is about to come to an end if Obama has his way.

It seems that there is a new ‘beast’ that will become an American symbol for years to come- the BISON!

The U.S. House voted Tuesday evening to adopt the North American bison as the national mammal of the United States, bringing the iconic animal one step closer to receiving the recognition many groups have pushed for, CNN reports.


 The National Bison Legacy Act, which must get Senate approval before heading to the President’s desk for his signature, aims to honor the historical and contemporary significance of the majestic animal.

“No other indigenous species tells America’s story better than this noble creature,” Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Missouri, said in a statement.

“The American bison is an enduring symbol of strength, native American culture and the boundless Western wildness,” Clay said adding,
“It is an integral part of the still largely untold story of Native Americans and their historic contributions to our national identity.”


While the bald eagle will still represent the nation, it will no longer be the sole animal to hold that position, Conservative Tribune’s Harris writes. The bison will join the bald eagle as the national animal, the oak as the national tree, and the rose as the national flower, and will become the new national mammal for the country.

The move, however, will not come with any special protections for the bison. A representative for the Wildlife Conservation Society says that it is 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.”

This is also significant considering that the bison is “as strong as the oak, fearless as the bald eagle, and inspiring as a rose.”

The bison was pushed to the brink of extinction in the late 19th century, but now they number 400,000 in commercial herds across the country with another estimated 30,000 in the wild.

So there you have it! Now, I may just need to go barbecue up a few bison burgers! Lol.

God Bless. 


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