Artist: Michael Mararian | Title: “Little Consumer”
“I brainwashed youngsters into doing wrong. I want to say sorry to children everywhere for selling out to people who make millions by murdering other living creatures.“ ~Geoffrey Guiliano (Actor who played Ronald Mcdonald in the 1980s.)
Today the United States are not home to any species of parrot, but that wasn’t always the case. One species called the Carolina parakeet thrived in North America until as recently as the early 1900s, common from as far north as the Ohio valley and as far south as the Gulf of Mexico.
The species’ demise came shortly after its beautiful, colorful feathers became fashionable to wear as decorations in ladies’ hats. The last known wild specimen was killed in Okeechobee County, Florida in 1904, and the species was officially declared extinct in 1939.