When the RSPB made feathers fly in the hat trade

Tessa Boase writes of the successful campaign against ‘murderous millinery’, while Malcolm Smith recalls the millions of birds slaughtered to provide for the feather-decorated hats obsession in the 19th-century

The Guardian

Last updated on 25 May 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United Kingdom
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Illegal trade
Species group: 
Birds