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Our Vanishing Wild Life

William T. Hornaday (1854-1937)

1. 00 – Foreword and Preface
2. 01 – The Former Abundance of Wild Life
3. 02 – Extinct Species Of North American Birds
4. 03 – The Next Candidates For Oblivion
5. 04 – Extinct And Nearly Extinct Species Of Mammals
6. 05 – The Extermination of Species, State by State
7. 06 – The Regular Army of Destruction
8. 07 – The Guerillas of Destruction
9. 08 – The Unseen Foes of Wild Life
10. 09 – Destruction of Wild Life by Diseases
11. 10 – Destruction of Wild Life by the Elements
12. 11 – Slaughter of Song-birds by Italians
13. 12 – Destruction of Song Birds By Southern Negroes and Poor Whites
14. 13 – Extermination Of Birds For Women’s Hats
15. 14 – The Bird Tragedy On Laysan Island
16. 15 – Unfair Firearms and Shooting Ethics
17. 16 – The Present And Future Of North American Big Game—I
18. 17 – The Present And Future Of North American Big Game—II
19. 18 – The Present And Future Of African Game
20. 19 – The Present And Future Of Game In Asia
21. 20 – Destruction Of Birds In The Far East. By C. William Beebe
22. 21 – The Savage View-Point of the Gunner
23. 22 – Our Annual Losses By Insects
24. 23 – The Economic Value of Birds
25. 24 – Game And Agriculture: Deer As A Food Supply
26. 25 – Law And Sentiment As Factors In Preservation
27. 26 – The Army Of The Defense
28. 27 – How To Make A New Game Law
29. 28 – New Laws Needed: A Roll-Call Of The States
30. 29 – New Laws Needed: A Roll-Call Of The States—II
31. 30 – New Laws Needed: A Roll-Call Of The StatesIII
32. 31 – New Laws Needed: A Roll-Call Of The StatesIV
33. 32 – Need For A Federal Migratory Bird Law, No-Sale-Of-Game Law, And Others
34. 33 – Bringing Back the Vanished Birds and Game
35. 34 – Introduced Species That Have Been Beneficial
36. 35 -Introduced Species That Have Become Pests
37. 36 – National And State Game Preserves And Bird Refuges
38. 37 – Game Preserves And Game Laws In Canada
39. 38 – Private Game Preserves
40. 39 – British Game Preserves in Africa
41. 40 – Breeding Game and Fur in Captivity
42. 41 – Teaching Wild-Life Protection To The Young
43. 42 – The Ethics of Sportsmanship
44. 43 – The Duty of American Zoologists To American Wild Life
45. 44 – The greatest needs of the wild-life cause and the duty of the hour

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We are weary of witnessing the greed, selfishness and cruelty of “civilized” man toward the wild creatures of the earth. We are sick of tales of slaughter and pictures of carnage. It is time for a sweeping Reformation; and that is precisely what we now demand. -William Temple Hornaday