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Tell Outdoor Gear Companies to End Down-Plucking Torture of Geese

January 7, 2014

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Down feathers are sometimes cruelly and painfully plucked from live birds. But consumers and most retailers don’t know which products contain this live-plucked down.

Peta and Four Paws have obtained undercover video footage of workers pulling fistfuls of feathers from geese as the ravished birds shriek with pain. During the torture the geese are often squeezed between pluckers’ knees or sometimes have their necks sat upon. The traumatized, suffering birds are often left with gaping wounds, which many don’t survive.

But the horror doesn’t always end after this torment, because many of these tortured birds are further victimized by the foie gras market, and then some go on to be slaughtered or dumped into scalding water – also while still alive.

Most upsetting is that none of this cruelty is necessary. Imitation materials that mimic down are warmer and washable and now available, and outdoor gear company Coleman says it has already made the switch.

Tell The North Face, Patagonia and Rab to do the same and stop supporting this cruelty. Stop using down insulation now!

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we are living, innocent geese
please leave us alone.
in such pain as you pluck us,
all we can do is moan.
if you were at the receiving
end of such abuse.
it would end at once.
so do not be obtuse!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

11 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    January 7, 2014 1:05 pm

    we are living, innocent geese
    please leave us alone.
    in such pain as you pluck us,
    all we can do is moan.
    if you were at the receiving
    end of such abuse.
    it would end at once.
    so do not be obtuse!!!!


  2. January 7, 2014 1:24 pm

    Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".


  3. January 7, 2014 1:52 pm

    Reblogged this on Girl for Animal Liberation.


  4. January 7, 2014 1:52 pm

    In this day in age there is absolutely NO GD REASON FOR THIS!!!! F* YOU Northface and the like!


  5. January 7, 2014 2:57 pm



  6. narhvalur permalink
    January 7, 2014 10:14 pm

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.


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