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Pusherman user banned
8th Apr '13

Push it real good

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
8th Apr '13

Idk if that's the exact way but down is the feathers geese and ducks get in the winter. But PETA does over exaggerate things.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56008 posts
8th Apr '13

While I am sure it isn't pleasant experience for the animals, PETA has a way of dramatizing things

I would look up a more unbiased source

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
8th Apr '13

It says something similar on wiki, but it also says that live plucking is illegal in the US and Canada. Some sources say as little as 1% of down comes from live plucking but apparently a Swedish documentary put the figure at more like 50-80%. So solution I suppose = always by American made lol.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
8th Apr '13

It reminds me of that French children song 'Alouette'. What a horribly cruel song that is..'you're a nice bird, I'm gonna pluck your head, beak, back, wings and feet, cuz f**k you' (sloppy translation)

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
8th Apr '13

I remember watching some How It's Made show or something like that.



When they're brought in for slaughter, their down feathers are kept to be used for filling.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
8th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Saffy the Dragon Slayer:</b>" I remember watching some How It's Made show or something like that. When they're brought in for slaughter, their down feathers are kept to be used for filling."</blockquote>




It's probably a similar process to chicken plucking right? Did they mention how they clean/treat the feathers? Thanks for the info.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting Pusherman:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Saffy the Dragon Slayer:</b>" I remember watching some How It's ... [snip!] ... a similar process to chicken plucking right? Did they mention how they clean/treat the feathers? Thanks for the info."


I never really looked into it. ha I just remember catching that bit.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21247 posts
status 8th Apr '13
Quoting Pusherman:" I found a feather on me from my blanket and I started thinking about how they get down feathers to stuff ... [snip!] ... and are plucked every 8 weeks until they're slaughtered for food. Is this true? It just sounds absolutely horrifying. :-/"


No, no, no. Lol. Don't listen to anything PETA says. They pluck already dead geese or whatever down they're using. I saw on Dirty Jobs that a woman ran a goose/duck processing company where when hunters bring in their geese/ducks to be processed, she'll keep the feathers and make quilts and pillows to sell. They're already dead. PETA is crazy.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" No, no, no. Lol. Don't listen to anything PETA says. They pluck already dead geese or whatever down ... [snip!] ... geese/ducks to be processed, she'll keep the feathers and make quilts and pillows to sell. They're already dead. PETA is crazy."


PETA may go overboard but they have good intentions.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21247 posts
status 8th Apr '13
Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:" PETA may go overboard but they have good intentions. "


Maybe so, but I think they're hurting their cause by being so over the top. I don't know anyone IRL who takes PETA seriously. They're basically the Westboro Baptist Church for animals.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
8th Apr '13

Thanks ladies. I will sleep easy tonight knowing that no bird suffered for the sake of my feathery comfort.