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

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

- 2148 days ago -
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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Past Member (0)
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

Regina P (67)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:38 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:43 am
done -ty

liz c (827)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:44 am
done--and shared on FB

Barb K (1688)
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 (60)
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

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

. (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:30 am
signed -thanks

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:32 am
what a cruel bloody practice.
Poor birds!

Veronica C (22)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:38 am
Wow... that's torture.

Nicole W (646)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 12:13 pm

Jason S (50)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 12:38 pm
thanks, signed

Kim O (396)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 1:13 pm
Definitely signed! Thanks Cher

Agnes W (141)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 1:45 pm

Erin R (181)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:17 pm

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

Sarah G (109)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:07 pm
signed, thanks. What a cruel practice this is!

James Merit (144)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:08 pm

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

Gloria p (304)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:38 pm

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

Robert B (60)
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 (745)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:34 pm

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
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

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????

Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:46 pm
Certainly signed. Thanks Cher

Constance F (418)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:14 pm
Signed ! thank you

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

MmAway M (507)
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 W (103)
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
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 (187)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:05 am
Noted & signed

Judy C (97)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:06 am
Signed. Thanks Cher.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:51 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Monday August 6, 2012, 2:10 am
Thank you!

Danuta W (1250)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:48 am

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 (159)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:25 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.

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

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

Anette S (22)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:52 am
noted & signed

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Monday August 6, 2012, 10:00 am
Signed on August 5, 2012.

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

Raiin Blue (72)
Monday August 6, 2012, 11:16 am

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:48 pm
Noted & Signed.

Dee C (229)
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 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

Esther Z (94)
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

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

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 1:45 am
Signed,TY Cher.

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

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

Alison A (244)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:43 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Michela M (3964)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 7:39 am

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 6:56 am
God I hate this cruelty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Cher for posting!!
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