Tell Kathmandu: Stop Paying for Duck Torture!
“To be clear, there is no ethical way to rip birds’ feathers out—how could that ever be OK? Yet Kathmandu claims to use “100% ethically sourced” down in its products. Puh-lease.”
Please support PETA’s campagin to ask Kathmandu to stand up for animals and stop selling—and lying about—down.
Please continue reading and send the message. Edit if you can do so, but please send the message as it is if you cannot. Please be polite.
For anyone who does not know Kathmandu is a retailer of outdoor wear and camping equipment.
In addition to the PETA message you may wish to write to them using your own e-mail account or send a letter. You can use the PETA message as a template. Please be polite.
You can find contact details for the UK here: http://www.kathmandu.co.uk/help-centre
Below are the contact details ( e-mail and telephone) for the following countries:
The postal addresses of all three countries are available here:
As always please share widely.
If you don’t live in any of these countries you can of course write using any of the contact details above or use the “Get in Touch” form in the above link.
Warning very distressing imagines of appalling cruelty to Geese
“Investigators saw workers violently rip feathers out of fully conscious geese—leaving open, bloody wounds. Many struggled to escape and screamed as their feathers were torn out, while others froze, paralyzed with fear.”
There is no way to ethically acquire down. Keep in mind that the use of feathers from birds killed for meat is of course not ethical or humane, death is never humane, how can it be all beings wish to live. Animals have a right to their lives. The right thing to do is not to use down, refuse to buy garments or bedding which contain down.
There is no need to use down, there are plenty of synthetic materials which are just as warm if not warmer. As I often say I cannot understand how people can be so cruel, it takes a callous emotionless person to rip feathers from a living sentient creature who feels pain and suffers as we do. The fact that there are such people in our society that can do this without much concern or hesitation disturbs me greatly. You cannot be a good caring person towards your fellow man if you can so callously without remorse deal so cruelly with helpless animals.
The quotations below say it all
“Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”
Arthur Schopenhauer (philosopher)
“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”