Stop Mutilating Birds for their Down Feathers

Target: The down feather industry

Goal: Stop the cruel abuse of birds during the production of down products.

Although the animal testing and fur trade industries have been exposed for animal abuse, the down industry has escaped public acknowledgment of its cruel treatment of defenseless animals. To get feathers for down products, such as comforters and coats, employees of the down industry rip feathers from live ducks until the ducks are horrendously wounded. Then, the employees sew the battered ducks with needle and thread. The ducks have no anesthesia and feel every step of this process. Sign this petition to demand that the down industry stop this cruel treatment of animals.

The best down comes from the feathers closest to a bird’s skin. Thus, down industry workers must viciously pluck every feather from the bird to get these coveted down feathers. According to PETA, an undercover video shows down industry employees holding ducks upside down between their knees while the workers plucking fistfuls of feathers from live ducks while the ducks cry out in pain. In one video, an investigator photographed “a worker who was sitting on a goose’s neck in order to prevent her from escaping.”

What’s more, the down industry supports the foie gras and meat industries because, according to PETA, many farmers who raise birds for food make an extra profit by selling their feathers as well. This industry is perhaps even more disturbing because many of these ducks are electrocuted, yet not killed. Then, because of the improper electrocution, the birds are still conscious as their throats are cut and they are plunged into the sizzling hot water of a defeathering tank.

Consumers who do not support this behavior cannot buy from or support the down or meat industry. Sign the petition below to demand that the down industry stop this animal abuse.

PETITION LETTER

Dear down industry producers:

Your treatment of animals is disturbing and unacceptable. Undercover videos show down industry employees holding ducks upside down between their knees while the workers pluck fistfuls of feathers from live ducks, while the ducks cry out in pain. In one video, an investigator photographed “a worker who was sitting on a goose’s neck in order to prevent her from escaping.” Obviously, this system tortures the defenseless duck.

This behavior is appalling.  We demand that your industry stop its cruel treatment of animals immediately.

Sincerely

[Your Name Here]

Photocredit: Wikipedia via factory farming

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6 Comments

  1. THESE BARBARIC SCENERIES ARE MONSTERSWORK, NOT HUMANDEGRADING, ABSOLUTELY WRONG & UNACCEPTABLE AND TO BAN IN THE MOMENT!
    Pure infantile primitivism – what kind of unhumane monsters are able to handle and destroy LIVING BREATHING CREATURES in that way is unbelievable – monsters deserves monsterwork too.

    “While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal positions on this earth?”
    George Bernhard Shaw

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

    People need to vote unacting dumb authorities and officials acting irresponsibly for futuregenerations and their wildlife out of occupations NOW AND FOR ALL!

    DEFORMED MONSTERS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLE SHOULD REALLY KICK THE BUCKET AS SOON AS EVER POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS INFANTILISM AND UNHUMANE WORLDWIDE DISASTERS – ALL OF THAT GREED INFANTILE DESTRUCTIVE KILLERMONSTERS ARE REALLY NEEDLESS!

    ENDLESS GREED FROM ECONOMY & HELPING AUTHORITHIES HAS TO STOP ALL KINDS OF DESTRUCTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT, KILLINGS & WRONG SPECIES-APPROPRIATE HUSBANDRY TO ALL LIVING CREATURES BY APPLY STRONGEST JUSTICE TO THE RESPONSIBLES.

    DEMAND ALL INITIATORS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLY TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTUREGENERATIONS !
    WE ARE NOT WILLING TO CARRY THE WEIGHT OF WORST CONDITIONS LEFT TO FUTUREGENERATIONS!

  2. It TERRIFIES me to imagine how these heartless waste of skins treat their families as well! A normal person would shovel crap before doing this so called job.

  3. Whilst I’ve signed this petition, I wonder who this letter is going to be sent to. There is no name or address. Name and shame. Send petitions to all agencies, commissions (including the EU as foie gras comes from Europe), and let’s see the names of countries and people who are responsible for this barbarity.

  4. STOP buying down stuff!!! The workers should get their stupid money & stick it up their a$$!!!!

  5. I have pillows and a duvet cover that are made with polyester and cotton, they are thick and plush and keep me very warm. We do not need fur and feathers to keep us warm. If only stupid humans were born with fur and feathers, we would not have behave live vicious, barbaric beings as described in this article.

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