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
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!
Article source: PETA Action Alerts