Killing fields

Print edition : July 25, 2014

Trophy display after just one morning's hunt. Photo: By Special Arrangement

A houbara bustard. Photo: The Hindu Archives

A great Indian bustard. Photo: PTI

A juvenile peregrine falcon on a bird rest, Jhangirshahi, 1618-19 (Swai Man Singh Museum, Jaipur). Photo: By Special Arrangement

A falconer, 1600-05 (Los Angeles County Museum). Photo: By Special Arrangement

A shaheen falcon. Photo: K.R. DEEPAK

A male Arabian oryx. Photo: Chadden Hunter

The houbara bustard is being hunted into extinction. Are we prepared to remain mute spectators to this slaughter or will we stand up for this elegant, exuberant bird?
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