The clucking hens at the American Ornithological Society are getting roasted on social media for this move.
Our elite overlords are determined to find racism and misogyny everywhere, including the names given to our feathered friends.
The American Ornithological Society said Wednesday it will change the all English bird names currently named after people in its jurisdiction. The renaming begins in 2024 and AOS said it’s being done to change naming conventions clouded by racism and misogyny.
The renaming will focus on 70-80 bird species in the United States and Canada.
“There is power in a name, and some English bird names have associations with the past that continue to be exclusionary and harmful today,” AOS President Dr. Colleen Handel said in a statement. “We need a much more inclusive and engaging scientific process that focuses attention on the unique features and beauty of the birds themselves.”
The organization had to dig deep in some instances, to find ties to obscure historical figures in order to justify this insanity.
The organization said it was trying to move away from names “deemed offensive and exclusionary.” The Thick-billed Longspur, for example, used to be named after Confederate Army General John P. McCown, which was perceived as a painful link to slavery and racism.
“There is power in a name, and some English bird names have associations with the past that continue to be exclusionary and harmful today,” American Ornithological Society President Colleen Handel said. “We need a much more inclusive and engaging scientific process that focuses attention on the unique features and beauty of the birds themselves.”
Even bird names associated with the nation’s most famous bird illustrator are not safe from this woke purge,
That means the Audubon’s shearwater, a bird found off the coast of the southeastern United States, will no longer have a name acknowledging John James Audubon, a famous bird illustrator and a slave owner who adamantly opposed abolition.
Advocates for this inanity insist it will spark more interest in birding.
While the decision is likely to spark pushback in some quarters, it also will hopefully bring more interest in birding, advocates said — a crucial move considering North America has lost some three billion birds since 1970, per the AOS’ count.
“To reverse these alarming bird population declines, we need as many people as possible to get excited about birds and unite to protect them,” said executive director Judith Scarl.
All it has inspired is a roasting of these clucking hens on social media.
Who decides which bird names are offensive? And how on earth can the name of a bird be exclusionary? This is leftist lunacy
— Mungo Thurston (@MungoThurs11449) November 2, 2023
Let’s check on who organized the petition to change problematic bird names.
Ah. Affluent white female liberal. Oberlin grad. pic.twitter.com/YAWN2y7oTk
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) November 1, 2023
I don’t think this is going to work out quite the way the American Ornithological Society envisions.
You know what? We’ll call the birds whatever we want.
— 🄸🄹🄺 (@iconjack) November 1, 2023
I’m more of a cat person myself. However, I have a fondness for the murder of crows in my neighborhood….and I am not calling them anything else.
— Words & Pictures (@GeoffMPics) November 1, 2023
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