Federal officials have proposed an exemption which would allow a Native American tribe in Washington to continue to hunt whales, despite a federal law banning the practice.
Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed that members of the Makah tribe be able to hunt grey whales for 10 years, despite the prohibitions against the practice set forth in the Marine Mammals Protection Act.
According to the Hill:
The submitted rules would limit the tribe to no more than three whale kills per year in even-numbered years, and only one whale kill per year in odd-numbered years.
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