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Feather Weave for Hair Is Fowl

Animals  (tags: hair salon, feathers in hair, feather fashion, animal abuse, feather harvesting, hair fashion, hair feathers, molting, euthanization, hair business, feather business, go green, fun hair styles, cruelty free, roosters, chicks, weaves, braids )

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Hair fashion is fun and brings out the giddy inside most girls. However, it is hard to laugh and feel pretty when we know that we have death hanging in our strands.


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. (1)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 1:41 pm
Noted. Thank you Deb.

Marilyn M (145)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 1:41 pm
Noted. Thank you for the excellent article, Deb. I'm sure that many people are unaware of the cruelty involved in this hair fashion fad.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 2:25 pm
Anything that hurts an animal is not okay with me. It is often very difficult for me to go on the cruelty to animal threads because I tend to shut down from sadness.

Terry King (113)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 2:52 pm
Diane... Every time you vote Republican, a bunny dies.

Constance F (418)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 4:19 pm
Time to contact PETA, And yes, I am certain that people are unaware of it, and some may not care even if they were aware. That's the sad truth about that. If people can eat a chicken knowing the horror of thier lives and slaughter, what do they care about a Rooster.

Jo-Ann Harris (85)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 4:35 pm
Noted and thanks.

Mary T (178)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 4:40 pm
Thanks and noted with disgust.

Krasimira B (175)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 5:33 pm
Noted with sadness.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 6:20 pm
Excellent article Deb and suggestion to use naturally molted feathers and to ask for those! Jake richards also posted an article a couple weeks (?) ago on this issue as well and the more exposure there is the better!!
I have signed 2 petitions on this issue ( I am trying to remember where they are...1 might be here at Care2 and 1 at, maybe!)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 7:15 pm
Ugh...more harm and infliction of pain for NO REASON. Does anyone consider karma?

Toni C (508)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 8:03 pm
Noted and thanks for the article, Deb. The stupidity is disgusting.

Joan for Peace (413)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 8:04 pm
wish i had your talent for writing. i had no idea that people did this with feathers, now i am shocked that someone is not stopping it. oh my

Kim O (396)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 9:52 pm
Noted and thanks for the heads up Deb!!

as s (201)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 10:42 pm
That surprised me. Thank you for the information.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 12:23 am
Thanks, Deb. I didn't know about this before. I didn't think that's it's harmful for the birds. Noted.

Patricia G (110)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 1:38 am
Noted. Really sad.

Elsie Au (259)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 2:49 am
Noted and thanks Deb for getting this info out. I am sure that some people may not aware of this fact (some may and still don't care...). It seems like everytime humans want to get profit from animals, it always include torture and cruelty.

Farah H (154)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 4:27 am
noted and voted, thank you

Tania King (112)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 4:55 am
I can't understand why,if eco-friendly leather is each day more accepted,and is most beautiful than real leather(because u know no animals were harmed to make it),ECO-FRIENDLY FEATHERS can't be done.Or maybe there are shallow minded women whose don't want to wear them if existing?I can see no beauty on something obtained that way from a living creature.Tx!

Jill Vickerman (416)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 6:06 am
Thanks Deb, I hope people become aware of this now.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 7:49 am
Noted with thanks.

Susanne R (236)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 10:15 am
Animals suffer and die for many reasons, but no animal should have to suffer and die for the sake of vanity or the most recent fad! I'm sure that most people who have feather weaves are unaware of the suffering involved in harvesting the feathers. They need to know, and those of us who do need to start making some noise.

Thanks Deb! Great article. And thanks, Joan, for the forward!

Elizabeth P (99)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 11:01 am
Thank You Deb, Good reading.

Stelizan L (258)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 12:36 pm
Think people are aware but the WANT to be in fashion overrides their 'concern' - my brother-in-law clears out his racing pigeons 'home' and collects those feathers every evening for crafters living in the area to use any way they can; it is definitely not necessary to collect them any other way!

william Miller (112)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 1:15 pm

tracey p (81)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 3:37 pm
horrific. thank you.

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 6:52 pm

Simon Pearson (95)
Thursday July 7, 2011, 3:32 am
Thanks Deb. Makes me wonder how many people know what happens to produce a down filled doona or pillow. The idea of walking around wit a symbol of cruelty on your head, or worse to sleep on it, boggles the mind. Unfortunately a lot of people do not want to know anything that will negatively impinge on their small lives.

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday July 7, 2011, 4:03 am
Thanks for sharing.

Nancy C (806)
Thursday July 7, 2011, 10:31 am
I agree with Constance. Please send the article to Peta! Thanx Deb

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Thursday July 7, 2011, 3:38 pm
Thanks for sharing Deb!

Linda M (1715)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 12:05 pm
Also saw on animal welfare blogs. Disgusting.

Cathy C. (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:29 am
As a humane, no-kill farmer, I am glad to see this issue raised. We end up with a lot of "spare" roosters, but I am glad to give the charming and funny little men a home. My partner is not so tolerant, and thinks the roosters are a waste of feed. THEN, I discovered that the roosters could more than pull their own weight, thanks to the popularity of their feathers. We now sell small amounts of feathers, most of which are shed naturally, or in the occasional sparring match. The roosters are now paying for the chickens' feed, and everyone is happy. Check us out on We are Red Rosa Farm.

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SANDRA R (145)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 3:54 pm
Noted. Thank you Deb.
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