The following article was written by Keegan Baur.
Would you support the slaughter of thousands of animals each week just so that you could jump on board with the latest fashion trend? That’s exactly what girls are doing when they purchase feather hair extensions for their locks.
Upon first glance, feather hair extensions might seem innocent enough, but they are in fact the reason that many roosters lose their lives. Roosters used to make these extensions are bred and genetically altered to produce long, luxurious saddle feathers (the ones on their backsides, which can take years to grow) before they are killed and de-feathered for their precious plumage. What costs these animals their lives in turn costs anywhere from $40 to $500 per saddle and can only be worn by the consumer for a scant two or three months.
Fortunately, you don’t need blood on your hands in order to strut your stuff like a peacock! Stay tuned for our DIY ribbon version of these accessories or check out these alternative rooster feather extensions.
Read more about this fashion fad on The PETA Files.