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Seattle Audubon Association Removes "Audubon" from Name

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Seattle (AP) — The Seattle branch of the Audubon Association states that a man named after the organization is a slave owner and opposes the abolition and will remove "Audubon" from its name. ..

KNKX reports that Seattle Audubon is one of the largest branches of the National Audubon Association, a non-profit organization specializing in the protection of birds and their habitats, while Seattle Audubon is the largest in the country. It is one of the branches of.

Owned earlier this month by a person named after the organization — illustrator, painter, bird lover, John James Audubon, author of the original work The Birds of America. Therefore, the Board resolved to change the name of the chapter. People enslaved.

J. Drewlanham, a former director of the Audubon Society of America and a professor of wildlife ecology at Clemson University, called the move brave.

After writing about Audubon and leaving the national branch for fear that nonprofits are not doing enough about racial equality, Lanham wonders what the organization should do about the problematic monument. He says he needs to work on it.

"I think excuses for inhumane acts are lazy excuses to behave in the context of their time," Lanham said.

Last year, the Audubon Naturalist Association, an environmental organization based in Washington, D.C., also announced that it would remove "Audubon" from its name, but it is not affiliated with the National Audubon Association.

Seattle Audubon will choose a new name by the end of the year.