jvl: stellarossa: We killed every single one of these damn birds until there were not enough left to continue breeding. Not for eating or for a cull but for sport. How farkin' shameful. We darn near did it with buffalo too.That is not correct. Passenger pigeons were mostly killed by "market hunters" who sold the birds to the nearest city for food. Most bird life die-off (Geese, ducks, doves, most Sandpipers) prior to 1940 was caused by market hunting.That said, the final flock of wild Passenger Pigeons was killed off by hunters who said to themselves, "hey look, it's the last flock so why not?"
calbert: "someone is investigation"
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