Saturday, June 4, 2011

CLUCK NEWS: Hair Fad Raises (and Removes) Hackles

More than a century ago women's fashion threatened the existence of numerous native bird species because of fashion. Now, according to the Associated Press, a new fashion may be threatening both fly fishermen and "roosters that are genetically bred and raised for their plumage". According to a Jessie L. Bonner story that appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, rooster hackles are now being used in hair extensions and the demand for rooster feathers is disrupting the market for fishing flies. Sadly, this and other stories report that the roosters are euthanized after the feathers are removed.

To see a video of rooster hackle hair extensions, click here.

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