plume trade protest
I was interested to know more about the use of feathers at that time and found an article relating to feathers and bird killing at Lundy island.. I had also read that in Handa they used fulmar oil in lamps.
I'n the late 1800's, fashionable ladies' hats were adorned with lacy feathers called plumes'
“in 1816, 379 pounds of feathers were plucked by the women, 24 puffins yielding one pound of feathers’
'Auks are the most profitable, twelve of them producing one pound of feathers after being plucked they are skinned; these skins are boiled in a furnace for the oil they yield, which is used instead of candles'