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Originally Posted: May 9, 2013
Tell Marriott to drop the use of all down products in their hotels!
Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
President & Chief Operating Officer
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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