Demand Company Stop Using Down Feathers

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Target: Todd M. Hymel, CEO of Volcom

Goal: Stop Volcom from using down feathers in its products.

Popular clothing company, Volcom, continues to use down feathers in many of its jackets despite knowing the horrors ducks used for down face daily. There are many cruelty-free alternatives available and it is time to start taking advantage of those materials.

Ducks used for down are typically kept in small, dirty cages where they have limited access to food and water. The ducks are plucked, while still conscious, as early as 10 weeks old. This process happens about every six weeks until the duck is killed. It is done all without the use of pain killers and wounds are a common occurrence.

Sign this petition and demand Volcom stop using down feathers in its products. No animal should suffer for an article of clothing.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Hymel,

Despite knowing the horrors ducks in factory farms face daily, your company continues to use down feathers in its products. There are many cruelty-free alternatives, some that you are already utilizing, that should be used to replace down feathers.

Ducks used for down are typically kept in small, dirty cages where they have limited access to food and water. Their feathers are plucked from their bodies every six weeks without the use of any pain killers. The plucking is usually done hastily and wounds are a common occurrence. The plucking begins as early as 10 weeks old and is done until farmers decide to kill the duck.

No animal should suffer for an article of clothing. It is extremely cruel and completely unnecessary. Please consider no longer using down feathers in your products.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Brandon Weeks

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2 Comments

  1. DUMP THE CRUEL DOWN FEATHERS FROM THE DUCKS ABUSED FOR THEM NOW.

  2. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    This is horrible extremely painful cruelty to these ducks, can you imagine someone standing on your head pulling out your hair! SHAME SHAME ON VOLCOM! We will not buy anything Volcom, my kids are spreading the word!!

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