Tastes just like chicken, so I am told. Birds and animals are not humans and do not deserve the same care and respect. However, they do tell us something important about what we are doing to our environment. If there is no spotted owl, their pristine old growth forest is gone and that may be important to us in the future. If there are no steelhead, we are damaging their environment or killing too many of them and need to reduce or stop harvest and work at restoring the environment.
BTW a dead bird is a dead bird. As long as it is legal to possess the feathers, I have no problem with that.
Practice is about increasing your repertoire of ways to recover from your mistakes. Joann C. Gutin