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Tell Marriott to Drop Down

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Originally Posted: May 9, 2013

Tell Marriott to Drop Down

FROM People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

ACTION

Tell Marriott to drop the use of all down products in their hotels!

Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4825&autologin=true&utm_campaign=0513%20Ask%20Marriott%20to%20Drop%20Down&utm_source=PETA%20E-mail&utm_medium=Alert

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Arne Sorenson
President & Chief Operating Officer
Marriott International
10400 Fernwood Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
phone (301) 380-4364 

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

To produce down pillows, comforters, or jackets, birds are often pinned down as hurried workers yank fistfuls of feathers from the birds' sensitive bodies while they are still alive, often plucking them so violently that they rip open the birds' delicate skin before sewing up the gaping wounds using a needle and thread, without any painkillers.

Many also use the feathers of ducks and geese who are force-fed for foie gras. Birds raised for this cruel foodstuff have tubes rammed down their throats and their stomachs pumped so full of corn mush that their livers swell to as much as 10 times their normal size, which is very painful.

[Ed. Note: Please watch Plucking the Down from Geese]


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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