The passenger pigeons lived until the 20th century, when hunting and habitat destruction erased the entire species off the face of the Earth.
In order to commemorate passenger pigeons and how billions of species have gone extinct because of man, Martha, a red-eyed, last surviving passenger pigeon, is being put on public display in a new Smithsonian Institution exhibit this month.
It’s amazing how technology has advanced over the years with humanity’s growing unethical practices of preserving the ecosystem.
As Philip Wollen said, “We torture and kill two billion sentient living beings every week. 10,000 entire species are wiped out every year because of the actions of one, and we are now facing the sixth mass extinction in cosmological history. If any other organism did this, a biologist would consider them a virus.”
- Video: Associated Press