The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA), is under attack by your representatives in Congress. The House put a provision in an unrelated bill that bans the Dept. of Justice from enforcing this “cornerstone” environmental law. If passed by the Senate it could become law.
The federal law was first enacted in 1916 for the protection of birds between the U.S. and Great
The Act was enacted in an era when many bird species were threatened by the commercial trade in birds and bird feathers. The Act was one of the first federal