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Tell Loews Hotels to Drop Down

December 11, 2012
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PETA

PETA

BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA

To produce down pillows, comforters, or jackets, birds are often pinned down as hurried workers yank fistfuls of feathers from the birds’ sensitive bodies while they are still alive, often plucking them so violently that they rip open the birds’ delicate skin, and then sew up the gaping wounds using a needle and thread but no painkillers.

Many also use the feathers of ducks and geese who are force-fed for foie gras where birds have tubes rammed down their throats and their stomachs pumped so full of corn mush that their livers swell to as much as 10 times their normal size, which is very painful.

Loews understands the benefits of cruelty-free synthetic materials—the company uses only synthetic duvets in all its hotels and only offers down pillows upon request. Please take a moment to urge Loews to take its compassion one step further and drop down pillows from its hotels, including the well-known Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort.


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SAMPLE LETTER

I was shocked to learn that birds used for down are pinned down as hurried workers yank fistfuls of feathers from the birds’ sensitive bodies while they are still alive, often plucking them so violently that they rip open the birds’ delicate skin, and then sew up the gaping wounds using a needle and thread but no painkillers.

Thank you for using cruelty-free synthetic duvets in all your hotels. I urge you to take it a step further and drop all down pillows, too.

With so many cruelty-free options available today that are warm, cozy, and luxurious, there is no reason to continue to offer down pillows. Thank you.


down is painful,
down is cruel and mean
we are disdainful,
find a substitute that is
kind and green

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


4 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    December 11, 2012 9:54 am

    down is painful,
    down is cruel and mean
    we are disdainful,
    find a substitute that is
    kind and green

  2. December 11, 2012 2:11 pm

    Catch poem Karen! Thanks for the alert Stacey went to link and sent comments and shared in several places thanks again

    • December 11, 2012 6:44 pm

      Thank you so much as always, Florence.

    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      December 13, 2012 12:29 pm

      thank you florence

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