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How About a Hand for Haband?

Written by Michelle Kretzer | March 29, 2012

Congratulations to mail-order retailer Haband, which just snagged a PETA Proggy Award! (“Proggy” stands for “progress.”) 

When Haband saw our undercover video footage showing how many birds used for down have their feathers forcefully ripped out of their sensitive skin, the company pulled all down-filled items from its website and vowed never to sell down again. Haband also posted an awesome message on its website so that whenever a customer searches it for an item containing down, this is what they will see:

Haband is doing a great service for its customers by offering blankets, pillows, and coats that are made with materials such as polyfill that are just as warm as, and less expensive than, down. And the company is doing a great service for birds, who will no longer be held down and plucked alive, leaving them covered in painful, bloody wounds, for the company’s products.

Thanks to Haband for its compassionate action!

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  • ParkRanger103 says:

    Haband rocks! A company with a heart.

  • Steve T says:

    The industries which use and abuse animals is so vast that it can be very depressing when thinking of the amount of change thats needed. So whenever i read or hear of another company changing their practices, it shows me that it IS possible to change humanities barbaric ways Thank you Haband. Keep up the good work!

  • Jessica says:

    I dont think we should celebrate them being filled with poly as an alternative. Plastic is very toxic to the earth, and wildlife. All of the polyfill willbout live us and sit in a landfill to poison the soil. Birds usually have plastic in their stomachs and stool now because there is so much to it. Bottom line plastic is the cheap alternative to a lot of things these days and its a problem for our earth. I think progress would be choosing a different filler than the all so popular plastic

  • Shari says:

    I am so proud of him! Can you show a picture of him or anyone who makes positive progress like this! If they chose so. This is so great to hear. I love reading these stories. It makes me know that PETA is reaching everyone. Again, a big THANK YOU to Havand for helping save the birds!