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Claire.

Prehistoric Native Americans farmed macaws

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Claire.

Prehistoric Native Americans farmed macaws in 'feather factories'

To ancient peoples of the American Southwest, a macaw’s brilliant feathers weren’t just adornments. They were status symbols and spiritual emblems — so precious, in fact, that macaws were kept in captivity and deliberately plucked of their plumage, new evidence suggests.

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glorybebe

:o the poor things.  But then, how many people did that with geese for pillows and blankets?

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paperdyer

I wonder if the Prehistoric version of PETA made sure the Macaws were treated ethically and had room to fly around?

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