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New York – Duck-shaped vegan candies are on the best way from PETA to outerwear retailer Bernardo in thanks for ending the sale of down and changing it with feather-free Ecoplume insulation produced from recycled plastic bottles. The transfer follows appeals from PETA informing the corporate that birds within the down trade are live-plucked and scalded in defeathering tanks.
“In the present day’s variety buyers can bundle up in Bernardo’s luxurious jackets understanding they spare mild geese and geese a terrifying dying,” says PETA Government Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is celebrating this firm’s compassionate transfer and reminding everybody that every down puffer or pillow represents birds whose feathers had been violently torn out.”
Bernardo’s resolution follows PETA’s just-released exposé of “accountable” down suppliers, which revealed that extremely delicate, social geese had been nonetheless aware when staff mutilated their necks with an apparently boring axe—birds twitched for greater than 5 minutes after being beheaded. The down trade additionally releases poisonous chemical substances, huge quantities of antibiotics, and fecal waste onto land and into waterways, harming staff, wildlife, and the setting.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals are usually not ours to put on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.