Wearing Birds: 1900s Fashion

In the early 1900s it was quite fashionable to wear feathered hats. Formal social events were even said to be  like aviaries due to the number of women wearing bird trimmed hats. Then in 1918 the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was passed between Canada and the United States making it illegal to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill or sell migratory birds. This act grants full protection to any bird parts including feathers, eggs and nests. Over 800 species are currently on the list. Many other  protective measures have been in acted since the early 1900s including the most notable Endangered Species Act of 1973 which protects all plant, mammal, reptile, bird and amphibians species who are on the verge of extinction.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s