Collecting birds

To: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Subject: Collecting birds
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 19:33:03 +0930
Well Frank, it saddens me if , as you indicate, you think it's Ok to shoot birds just for collection purposes. The SA Museum already had specimens of this species taken in 1982 so there was no need for this extra bird to be killed.
I will never concede that it is acceptable to kill birds except to alleviate suffering.  The sooner this legalised barbaric practice stops the better. Let the museums get their grisly collections from natural deaths.
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