Changing American attitudes to collecting?

In 'News and comment' for July 1974 {Brit. Birds, 67: 304-305), I referred at length to disquieting attitudes held in some quarters in North America (especially the USA) towards scientific collecting; and I have since been told by J. B. Tatum of an incident last May when a Royal Ontario Museum collector shot 41 Ipswich Sparrows Passerculus princeps (a Re

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