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    • custservice
    • By custservice 4th Dec 17, 10:54 AM
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    Animal cruelty
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    • 4th Dec 17, 10:54 AM
    Animal cruelty 4th Dec 17 at 10:54 AM
    Please think twice before purchasing products containing goose and duck feathers. These animals can be treated horrendously.

    Peta.org/features/down-investigation
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 7th Dec 17, 9:27 AM
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    Think someone was a few years too late starting this thread.

    If the OP wants something to really get worked up about, I have watched a documentary with secret camera's in China where a large open market had dogs hanging up alive and being skinned.

    Now that would be something to bring to peoples attention, but you couldnt show people pictures of it.

    Its not something you can unsee.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I heard this being discussed on one of the daytime programs earlier this week.

    That's good to know.
    I looked at the individual garment descriptions.

    It would seem very few companies are using live plucking these days.
    Originally posted by grayme-m
    Let's hope so.
    But can we be assured that cheap stuff being imported from countries like China is the same?
    • grayme-m
    • By grayme-m 7th Dec 17, 10:51 AM
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    Agreed, the way we abuse animals all around the world is quite sad.
    Toyota - 'Always a better way', avoid buying Toyota.
    • grayme-m
    • By grayme-m 7th Dec 17, 10:55 AM
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    grayme-m
    Let's hope so.
    But can we be assured that cheap stuff being imported from countries like China is the same?
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    [Large] Companies do invest a lot of time and money into their Corporate Social Responsibility which will include ethical sourcing.

    Therefore, if they say they are (or are not) doing something, I believe it is fair enough for us to take that; there are plenty of people and organisations that also spend time and money trying to find where they are not doing as they say they are, and reputational damage is something that companies really want to avoid.

    If you are buying a duvet directly from China, that's a different matter entirely.
    Toyota - 'Always a better way', avoid buying Toyota.
    • owen_money
    • By owen_money 9th Dec 17, 6:04 PM
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    It makes by blood boil and agree it is very cruel to those poor ducks, it makes me so very angry and sick that it goes on, but on these cold winter nights a nice duck duvet is very cosy
    One man's folly is another man's wife. Helen Roland (1876 - 1950)
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 9th Dec 17, 6:43 PM
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    Think someone was a few years too late starting this thread.

    If the OP wants something to really get worked up about, I have watched a documentary with secret camera's in China where a large open market had dogs hanging up alive and being skinned.

    Now that would be something to bring to peoples attention, but you couldnt show people pictures of it.

    Its not something you can unsee.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I think British Youtuber Top5s did a short documentary recently on that, was it the Yuilin "festival"?
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

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