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Stop Live Bird Plucking for Goose Down ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering )

Cher
- 864 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Geese raised for down do not have a painless life. They are raised for down are live-plucked numerous times in their life. Some places that practice this will pluck the geese the first time when they are ten weeks old and then every six weeks thereafter,



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Milkah Savage (277)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:03 am
I wonder just how many people realize when they lay their head on their "goose down pillow" they realize the torture the geese suffer for their coomfort?
Gladly signed Cher
 

aj E. (164)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:12 am
signed.
 

Regina P. (79)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:38 am
Signed
 

Bee S. (206)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:43 am
done -ty
 

liz c. (842)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:44 am
done--and shared on FB
 

Barb Knight (1680)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:52 am
I don't own a down pillow...glady signed for those poor, sweet, birds. Thnx Cher :(
 

Ann B. (140)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:11 am
noted - problem with signing but will keep trying. I do not own a down pillow either.
 

. (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:22 am
This is awful - signed and noted, thanks Cher
 

Nyack Clancy (451)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:36 am
Signed- thank you Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:43 am
signed, TU Cher
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:30 am
signed -thanks
 

tasunka m. (337)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:32 am
signed,again
what a cruel bloody practice.
Poor birds!
 

Veronica C. (45)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:38 am
Wow... that's torture.
 

Nicole W. (643)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 12:13 pm
signed~
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 12:38 pm
thanks, signed
 

Kim O. (398)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 1:13 pm
Definitely signed! Thanks Cher
 

Agnes Wojciechowska (152)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 1:45 pm
signed
 

Erin R. (173)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:17 pm
done
 

Amanda Adams (201)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:50 pm
Signed! That photo is horrifying!
 

Sarah G. (110)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:07 pm
signed, thanks. What a cruel practice this is!
 

LMj Sunshine (142)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:08 pm
done
 

paula eaton (30)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:13 pm
Signed. This is terribly cruel. Poor geese and ducks suffering for no reason, their feathers are their property.
 

Terry V. (30)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:13 pm
S&N
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:38 pm
Signed.
 

Terri H. (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:31 pm
OMG! How horrible! I will never, ever again purchase goose down ANYTHING! Disgusting!
 

Robert B. (58)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:56 pm
This is why I never buy down products. The people who do this deserve to pay double on the Karmic wheel.
 

Donna B. (36)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 6:14 pm
OMG.,. How horrible. I never knew this. I am so sorry. NO down pillows in my house, ever!! I signed. #381 Thx Cher.
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:05 pm
signed, thnx.
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:34 pm
N&S
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:53 pm
Signed & Noted! I am just astounded at the fact that this so called human race is really as despicable as it is, so low that they have to find something to rob from every living creature. You would almost without an ounce of compassion think that animals were put here for us to destroy when the opposite could not be further from the truth........I'm am literally so ashamed to be of the human race to see all this destruction of God's precious gifts to us so desecrated instead of being loved and appreciated!
 

Marie W. (67)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:25 pm
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:53 pm
Signed......People MUST BOYCOTT all down-filled pillows and everything that is made from animals.......Places like these MUST be SHUT DOWN. There are websites that list products NOT made from animals. Once you are aware of this, take an extra step to see what your shoes, clothes, make-up, household goods, foods are made from and make a conscious change to be a part of the solution for LIFE not death and suffering. History has led us to free slaves; women and children from suffrage....when will it be time to FREE ALL LIVING THINGS????
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:46 pm
Certainly signed. Thanks Cher
 

Constance F. (431)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:14 pm
Signed ! thank you
 

samantha l (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:15 pm
Signed!
 

M Away M. (461)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:59 pm
Thank you Cher!

Signed ABSOLUTELY ~ This is revolting! Never had a down quilt or anything like pillow etc..
 

Joy Wong (76)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:33 pm
Noted and signed. These poor geese going through torture for the comfort of some heartless idiots. Hope the geese will come and haunt them.
 

michelle t. (41)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:35 am
Signed.
I would love to reciprocate and do the same to these animal abusing bastards.Poor geese.This is disgusting
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:58 am
This kind of farms should be closed down!
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:00 am
Noted and signed.
 

Shirley S. (176)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:05 am
Noted & signed
 

Judy C. (100)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:06 am
Signed. Thanks Cher.
 

Andrea Nemec (217)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:51 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Ana R (220)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:10 am
S@N
Thank you!
 

Danuta Watola (1214)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:48 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:35 am
Signed and noted.
 

Mandy H. (32)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:55 am
Noted and signed
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 5:11 am
signed, thanks Cher
 

Donna Hamilton (151)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:25 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday August 6, 2012, 7:53 am
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

. (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:47 am
previously signed. That picture speaks volumes. Those poor geese. Noted
 

Anette S. (23)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:52 am
noted & signed
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Monday August 6, 2012, 10:00 am
Signed on August 5, 2012.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 10:34 am
signed
 

Rich Blue (72)
Monday August 6, 2012, 11:16 am
signed~
 

LaurenAWAY Kozen (163)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:48 pm
Noted & Signed.
 

Dee C. (210)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:46 pm
IKEA Reacts

The “Kalla Fakta” documentary informed viewers that from 50 to 80 percent of the world’s down market comes from live-plucked birds. Fervent rebuttals of these estimates have been issued by the European Down and Feather Association and the China Feather and Down Industrial Association, and they dominate the Internet.

However, IKEA, the giant Swedish furniture corporation, independently verified the 50-80 percent estimate to be true on May 10 in a follow-up segment by the television show. IKEA canceled an order from China for down-filled furniture after verifying that the down was from live-plucked birds.

After the segment ran, the China Feather and Down Industrial Association denied IKEA’s claim. It said the Chinese representative had lied and told IKEA what the company wanted to hear.

As a result of the public reaction to the TV report, European companies that deal with down-filled products have pledged to review their sourcing and policies regarding live-plucked down. The industry may take years to change, but it can and will change as consumers demand to know that the down they buy did not cause birds any pain.

Alice Villalobos, DVM, DPNAP, is a past president of the American Assn. of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians and is president-elect of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics.

Signed & noted..
Thanks sweetie..
 

Fran away F. (117)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:51 pm
This horribly cruel practice is one more good reason not to shop at IKEA, another one being their destruction of old-growth Russian forests. Noted and signed, #313.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday August 6, 2012, 4:08 pm
S&N
 

Esther Z. (96)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:48 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Ela V. (85)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 2:04 am
previously signed, noted
 

Joe R. (190)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 7:16 am
Done.
 

lori c. (29)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 3:43 pm
noted and signed
 

Arild Warud (169)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 1:45 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 4:35 am
signed and noted
 

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 8:49 am
Gladly signed for these poor birds.
 

Alison A. (240)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:43 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.
 

Michela m. (3954)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 7:39 am
S&N
 

Yvonne F. (176)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 6:56 am
God I hate this cruelty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Cher for posting!!
 
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