It is the part of the bee to get honey, if possible, even from poisonous flowers. We therefore joyfully report to our readers the existence of an appeal to humanity in the editorial columns of the Boston Courier. It protests against the butchery, the wicked and wanton destruction of the feathered race, in what are called hunting-matches, where many thousands of innocent and happy creatures are destroyed, merely to settle the question, whether one set of men or another have more skill in the art of murder. Who knows but that, by and by, the Courier may discover the hunting of men and women to be a bad thing?
(Liberator, Oct 22,1858, pg3)