Avery Island's Jungle Gardens - pam-and-edmund-mcilhenny

E. A. McIlhenny also co-produced a 1913 silent film titled "The Snowy Egret and its Extermination," which influenced Congress to pass conservation bills outlawing the harvest of bird plumage. McIlhenny said of showing the film on Capital Hill, "We just ran out and brought the members of Congress in as we could catch them. Once they saw that film, they were with us." This was possibly the first conservation film, and is still used at orientation for new National Audubon Society employees. Source: The History of Jungle Gardens by Lisa B. Osborn, Shane K. Bernard, and Scott Carroll

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