Stephanie McMillan saw the hopelessness fellow activists felt and wanted to do something to help people overcome it.
Government-sanctioned killing is a taxpayer-funded threat that the birds should not have to face - one that is hidden from the public.
Peter Rugh is a Brooklyn-based reporter. He contributes to Vice.com and is a correspondent for WagingNonviolence.org. For examples of recent journalism, visit johnreedstomb.tumblr.com/articles.