Jumbo Plush Bald Eagle Giveaway – July, 2016
Summer time is almost here, and with this time of year comes several holidays and celebrations. Mother’s Day. Father’s Day. Memorial Day. Labor Day. But the one that really stands out among the others is Independence Day. The 4th of July was made a federal holiday in 1941 but has been celebrated since the 18th century during and following the American Revolution. We all learned in history class that the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776. You might also remember that shortly after the signing of this document, the Continental Congress commissioned founding fathers Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams to design an official seal for the new nation.
While the three of them failed to come up with a design to win Congress’ approval (as did two later committees given the same task), Charles Thompson, the Secretary of Congress, chose what he thought comprised the elements to best represent the United States. Collaborating with an artistically inclined Pennsylvania lawyer, William Barton, the two of them submitted the American bald eagle. Congress adopted the design, and, as the old saying goes, the rest is history.
Despite its great symbolic significance to our country, the American bald eagle has faced an extinction threat. Due to habitat destruction and hunting, these majestic birds dwindled in numbers. Congress took action in 1940, passing the Bald Eagle Protection Act. This effectively made it illegal to possess, sell, or hunt these birds. Even with protective measures in place, as these eagles consumed prey contaminated by a widely-used pesticide following World War II known as DDT. This became such a problem that by the 1960s, experts estimated only around 400 breeding pairs remained in the continental United States. But thanks to federal regulations against the use of DDT, by 1995 the bald eagle population flourished enough to be changed from ‘endangered’ to ‘threatened’. In 2007, it was removed from that list as well.
If you have ever seen a bald eagle, you know they present quite the awe-inspiring spectacle. With piercing yellow eyes, striking white feathers on its head, and a wing span anywhere from six to seven-and-a-half feet, the American bald eagle is nothing short of majestic. It’s no surprise to me that this bird was chosen to be the sigil of our great country, and a shame that our negligence once threatened its extinction.
In honor of our country’s most celebrated holidays and as a thank you to our faithful customers, Stuffed Safari is giving away a Jumbo Plush Bald Eagle 30 Inch Cuddlekin by Wild Republic to a very luck winner. You can click here to reach the contest page. To enter, you must be 18 years or older, live in the United States, and provide your first name, last name, and email address. We will not use your email address for any other reason than for contact. The contest will run until Friday, June 24th 11:59pm CST to ensure enough time to make sure you get your stuffed bald eagle in time for Independence Day.
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What better way to bring in a patriotic party than with your very own Jumbo Plush Bald Eagle 30 Inch Cuddlekin by Wild Republic. This big stuffed bald eagle measures about thirty inches tall and is extremely durable, playfully realistic, and softly stuffed for maximum cuddliness. You’ll love the extra soft and thick plush fabric used to make this big bald eagle stuffed animal as well as its realistic coloring, fabulous facial features, and educational hang tag. Just looking at it puts a smile on my face. I’m even more excited to think that one of our very lucky customers is going to win one of these in our giveaway. So what are you waiting for? Enter to win!
If you don’t want to wait on the contest, Stuffed Safari has an entire collection of American Bald Eagle Plush Toys to choose from. Starting as low as $4.99 there are over 25 different sizes and designs to choose from.
I hope you enjoyed this article. As always, thank you so much for reading. Feel free to leave any questions or comments in the comment section below.