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Judge recommends tribe be allowed to hunt gray whales off Washington state

<p>Makah chairman welcomes ruling opposed by animal welfare groups and says: ‘We’re doing it for spiritual and cultural reasons’</p><p>An administrative law judge has recommended that a Native American tribe in Washington state be allowed to hunt gray whales – a major step in its decades-long effort to resume the ancient practice.</p><p>“This is a testament to what we’ve been saying all these years: that we’re doing everything we can to show we’re moving forward responsibly,” Patrick DePoe, vice-chairman of the Makah Tribe on the remote north-western tip of the Olympic Peninsula, said on Friday. “We’re not doing this for commercial reasons. We’re doing it for spiritual and cultural reasons.”</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/25/makah-tribe-hunt-gray-whales-washington-state-judge">Continue reading...</a>

Makah chairman welcomes ruling opposed by animal welfare groups and says: ‘We’re doing it for spiritual and cultural reasons’

An administrative law judge has recommended that a Native American tribe in Washington state be allowed to hunt gray whales – a major step in its decades-long effort to resume the ancient practice.

“This is a testament to what we’ve been saying all these years: that we’re doing everything we can to show we’re moving forward responsibly,” Patrick DePoe, vice-chairman of the Makah Tribe on the remote north-western tip of the Olympic Peninsula, said on Friday. “We’re not doing this for commercial reasons. We’re doing it for spiritual and cultural reasons.”

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