Demand Company Stop Using Down Feathers

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Target: Todd M. Hymel, CEO of Volcom

Goal: Stop Volcom from using down feathers in its products.

Popular clothing company, Volcom, continues to use down feathers in many of its jackets despite knowing the horrors ducks used for down face daily. There are many cruelty-free alternatives available and it is time to start taking advantage of those materials.

Ducks used for down are typically kept in small, dirty cages where they have limited access to food and water. The ducks are plucked, while still conscious, as early as 10 weeks old. This process happens about every six weeks until the duck is killed. It is done all without the use of pain killers and wounds are a common occurrence.

Sign this petition and demand Volcom stop using down feathers in its products. No animal should suffer for an article of clothing.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Hymel,

Despite knowing the horrors ducks in factory farms face daily, your company continues to use down feathers in its products. There are many cruelty-free alternatives, some that you are already utilizing, that should be used to replace down feathers.

Ducks used for down are typically kept in small, dirty cages where they have limited access to food and water. Their feathers are plucked from their bodies every six weeks without the use of any pain killers. The plucking is usually done hastily and wounds are a common occurrence. The plucking begins as early as 10 weeks old and is done until farmers decide to kill the duck.

No animal should suffer for an article of clothing. It is extremely cruel and completely unnecessary. Please consider no longer using down feathers in your products.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Brandon Weeks

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4 Comments

  1. Dominique Le Frapper says:

    Just bought a jacket from COSTCO… when I got home and read the label, I saw this was made of down… in China… This jacket is going right back to Costco.. With a little note in the pocket for the next customer who finds it on the rack…
    Sickening….

  2. YA SE TIENE QUE DETENER ESTE ABSURDO Y ESTÚPIDO ABUSO, NO ES POSIBLE QUE LA ENFERMEDAD MENTAL DEL TERRIBLE SADISMO SIGA INVADIENDO NUESTRO MUNDO Y NUESTRAS VIDAS, ESTAS COMPAÑÍAS SON NUESTRO CÁNCER, INVADEN NUESTRAS MENTES Y ENFERMAN A LAS POBLACIONES. ALTO A ESTOS CRÍMENES!!!!!

  3. Tina shurtleff says:

    I watch all labels for where it’s from and what material is in it. I only buy faux fur and faux leather. Boycott Ivanka Trumps clothing line as she sells furs from China.

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