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PETA in flap over BC’s eagle mascot

Decries return of live bird to sidelines, but officials say raptor is handled with care

A live bald eagle has landed as the Boston College football mascot, but an animal rights group is squawking that the bird’s star turn at Alumni Stadium is cruel and unusual.

“Boston College just flunked Ethics 101 by teaching students that it’s fine to exploit, disrespect, and terrify animals,” said Delcianna Winders, an official with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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