Down with down! (Again!)

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Down with down! (Again!)

I’ve written about down and other feathers before–not just on our website but on this blog.  But I found this the other day at a local store and noticed two problems with the packaging.  The first is the fact that the photo is of a Mute Swan, not a goose.  (The body language tells us


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Fatal fashion accessories: Feather hair extensions

Are you thinking about wearing feather hair extensions?  Consider learning the facts first. I actually put up a post about feathers and down about two months ago, but I only mentioned at the end the burgeoning trend of wearing long rooster feathers as hair extensions.  Though the feathers were originally used as bait for fly


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Down with down (and all feathers!)

Down and feathers sometimes get left out of debates about animal cruelty, but that’s partly because many people just aren’t aware of the considerable suffering that goes into down-filled coats, pillows, or comforters, as well as all those pretty decorative feathers you see being worn with jewelry or as hair extensions. The biggest issue is


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