Why Your Pillow Could Mean Misery for Animals—Watch Now

Published by Chrissy Matthies.

For geese, the down industry is anything but comfortable. Terrified, screaming birds are grabbed by their wings and pinned down by their necks as workers painfully tear their feathers from their bodies, often leaving gaping wounds that are then sewn shut without any pain relief. Dazed animals with torn skin stand shocked, sometimes dying from the trauma.

Watch “Down in 60 Seconds” and share it widely to spread the word that a coat full of down is a coat full of terror:

Don’t Be Down With Down

Sign the pledge to be “down-free” and choose only cruelty-free clothing and bedding options. Down torn from terrified birds has no place in your closet or on your bed.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind