Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Extinct Bird's Feather Sells For $6500 At Auction

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

huia

In what’s a rather depressing purchase, the single feather from an extinct New Zealand Huia bird sold for a record-breaking $8,400NZD ($6787).

The feather was originally only expected to fetch between $400-$600. The buyers are reportedly collectors of artifacts from the Maori; the indigenous people of New Zealand who used the feathers as ornaments. The last reported siting of the Huia was in 1907.

According to Wikipedia, the Huia became extinct “primarily as a result of overhunting to procure mounted specimens for European museums and widespread habitat destruction.”

Go team humans! Well, at least we’ll always have a souvenir of their destruction…

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments

Read between the vegan headlines

They say bad news travels fast, but I’d race vegan news against it.

WHY ARE WE SO CONFUSED?

The desire to be consistent morally results in an illogical rationalization of this nonsensical belief that it’s okay to eat the animals we claim to love.

Part 2: One of History’s Earliest Ethical Vegan Voices

Compared to the modern world, it was much harder to be vegan in Ma‘arrī’s time and place due to the religious and social pressures.