"John James Audubon (born Jean-Jacques Rabin; April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. His combined interests in art and ornithology turned into a plan to make a complete pictorial record of all the bird species of North America." ( Wikipedia)
What wasn't mentioned was that Audubon shot the birds he painted and stuffed them to allow closer examination. Taxidermy was considered acceptable and appropriate in the early 1830s. The extinction of a species was almost unheard of then. Our planet faces possible death in the future. Maybe it is time we thought about changing our approach to the environment around us.
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