How is this barbaric practice of collecting specimens still allowed to continue without question from the rest of the birding community? Has modern science not progressed enough that we still have to murder animals in order to document them?
The "ornithologists" show their disdain for the rarity chasers and the disturbance they cause but at least the birders aren't literally killing the birds.
PS. I guess AOU condones it - what's BOU's stance on this?