Image from page 307 of "Bird lore" (1899)
Title: Bird lore
Publisher: New York City : Macmillan Co.
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Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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idote to arteriosclerosis, and has proven a mine of such inexhaustiblepleasure that I am fain to recommend itto everyone seeking to round out his lifein fullest measure of usefulness and enjoy-ment. There should be hundreds of birdhospitals scattered over our beloved land,for millions of birds perish annually fromaccidents of different kinds, when a largepercentage might be restored to normalcondition if afforded care and treatmentin one of these hospitals. It is better, of course, that the conductof the bird hospital should be in charge of aperson familiar with minor surgery, butalmost any intelligent boy or girl canquickly become proficient in the adjustingof broken wing- and leg-bones and inproviding the food necessary and appro-priate for the healthy sustenance of thedifferent varieties of feathered patients.My records show an average of twenty-five or thirty patients on hand all the time,constantly augmented and decreased,according to the seasonal movements ofthe armies of birds.
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THREE ORPHANED AND STARVED BABY PHOEBES The Audubon Societies 263 TO STOP THE SALE OF GAME An important bill is pending in Con-gress, having for its object the prohibitionof the sale of game in the District ofColumbia. It is rather a significant factthat, in more than forty states of theUnion, restriction exists on the sale ofnative wild game. It is perfectly apparentto anyone that as long as there is an openmarket for Quail, Wild Turkeys, Wood-cock, Prairie Chickens, and Wild Ducks,just so long will these various game-birds be hunted with the greatest energyby men who, as a class, have little regardfor game laws, and whose desire is to makemoney by marketing the products of theirskill with firearms. Stopping the sale of game is thereforeone of the most important principlesinvolved in the subject of wild-life pres-ervation. In Washington, however, gamecan be sold openly in the markets, much asit could throughout the country duringthose days when wild Pigeons used to besold for six cen
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