Bird Law: Kevin Hart risks it all, purchases an actual Eagle for $16.5 million to celebrate the Eagles playing in Super Bowl LVII
Philadelphia native Kevin Hart apparently purchased an actual Eagle for $16.5 million to celebrate his hometown football team playing the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.
Kevin Hart Bought an Eagle
Obviously, I’m sure the “purchase” was just for promotional purposes because if not, Kevin Hart could get himself in a bit of trouble buying a Bald Eagle. Not to be a narc here, but Hart could face criminal prosecution or a civil penalty (fine) for violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
According to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, it’s actually illegal to possess, sell, hunt, or even offer to sell, hunt, or possess bald eagles. The law applies not only to living eagles but also to their feathers, nests, eggs, or body parts.
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Under the Act, a person can face criminal prosecution or a civil penalty (a fine). The act was amended, or changed, in 1972 to increase the penalty a person will face for violating the Act. Under the criminal penalty portion, a person convicted of violating the Act can be fined up to $5,000 or imprisoned up to a year, or both can occur. If a person is convicted for two violations under the act, he or she can face an enhanced penalty of up to $10,000 or imprisonment up to two years, or both. If a person is convicted, up to $2,500 will be paid to the person who gave the information that led to the conviction.
Honestly, when the Eagles win the Super Bowl, we can look back at Kevin Hart buying an eagle and risking criminal prosecution as one of the many reasons why the birds won their second Lombardi Trophy in the last five years.
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