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Released by Steve Boggan: November 28, 2012 18: 02 EDT | update: 10: 39 EDT on November 30, 2012, this is the only thing to see.
George Armani and Ralph Lauren, who are selling designer versions, have made their debut in sleek fashion magazines and taken off shelves at stores such as benatone, Mark Spencer and Gap.
Down jackets are currently experiencing amazing popularity
But before you rush out to buy one, ask yourself: How cruel is this coat?
Because the post can reveal the dark side of the industry, where flocks of birds --
Especially the goose.
Fill in for the latest fashion statement and suffer terrible pain.
Scroll down to watch the video where feathers tear from living creatures, leaving them bleeding and sore.
The rest is
Products of foie gras industry-
This is prohibited in Britain.
The most precious thing is manual, so it is also the most worthy of picking.
Naked from live birds
This is because the process of mechanically removing the body from the body before cleaning and drying affects the quality. High-
Demotion from live goose
Use the softest feathers in the breast area instead of the longer feathers in the back, wings and neck
It can sell for 22 per kilogram.
The price of the slaughtered creatures is only 1. 60.
But the cost of the bird is much greater.
34-year-old Marcus Miller has repeatedly witnessed the hell in their short life.
Animal charity investigators with four claws
He has been working for years to expose the cruelty of the industry.
He saw it first.
Atrocities of the Hungarian tug-of-war Brigade-
Men and women from the farm to the farm stripped off the feathers of live birds.
Poland, Ukraine, Russia and Moldova all have pickers, but Hungary is the largest source of European origin for the UK\'s declining product sales.
For many birds, the pain must be endured more than once.
The gray goose raised for foie gras was picked once or twice before being slaughtered at 12 weeks old;
The white goose raised for meat was picked three times before being slaughtered about 26 weeks.
Marcus said: \"The men and women in the brigade work without feeling, catch frightened geese with wings or legs, sometimes break them, and when they tear off the feathers of the bird, always
When the wound is over and the bird is bleeding, the wound is mostly stitched with needles and threads without any anesthesia.
This happens again when their feathers resume growing after about five weeks --
So you can have a beautiful winter coat.
The tug-of-war brigade usually gains about 15 grams per goose.
Enough to fill the average-sized pillow.
Three or four birds are needed for a coat.
The European feather Association, which represents the industry, said it plans to launch a moral certification program soon.
At the same time, it claims that only two cents of its feathers are from \"live\"
And condemned this practice.
The report said the remaining 98 cents came from the food industry --
Of course, a large part of it involves force.
Feed the bird for foie gras.
But Marcus said live.
As he witnessed during a trip this month, in Hungary, most Europeans came from there.
The number 98 is a bit like a scam, he said.
Only goose is alive.
But the industry is always talking about the entire decline in production.
This includes 1 to 2 billion ducks in the world, they are not livingplucked.
So the total percentage of all birds is really not alive --plucked.
But this number is very high for geese.
Even if the manufacturer claims they will not be used from the site
Birds are not 100 sure of what they say.
Marcus said: \"The brigades go from farm to farm, peel off their feathers as the birds go, and then these feathers are sold to brokers and middlemen who mix life
According to the quality of the mixture requested by the customer, pick with feathers recovered from slaughtered animals.
A broker told me it was a bit like a drug deal.
You can go from high-
Quality, pure product, then you cut it with a lower price
High quality products, and finally get different products at different prices.
It is impossible for manufacturers to make sure that their dismount is not from birds that are treated cruelly.
This also applies to most of the feathers used in \"Nature\"
Pillows and quilts sold in the UK.
The birds that were not picked alive also suffered terrible pain.
It is well known that the cruel behavior of geese producing foie gras is well known: several times a day the tubes are hit into their throat, forcing them --
Feed them until their liver is ten times the normal size.
Then their throat was cut.
The production of foie gras is prohibited in many countries, including Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Norway, Poland, the Netherlands, Israel, Switzerland, South Africa, Luxembourg and Denmark, most AmericansS. states.
It\'s not made in the UK either.
Our animal welfare law stopped it.
But it\'s legal to sell it.
While most shoppers don\'t dream of buying food, they don\'t know that what looks harmless in their coats is a byproduct of the brutal foie gras process.
So how do you know what\'s inside if you want to buy a down jacket?
This week, I found it in a British store.
Padded coats by George Armani, Ralph Lauren, benatone, Gap, Batagonia, The North Face, Rab (
Supplier of snow Stone)
Marks & Spencer, pufa and Tommy Hilfiger.
I asked everyone about their policy on sourcing down. The responses —
Sometimes they\'re missing-were telling.
No response from Ralph Lauren, PUFA, Armani and Tommy Hilfiger.
Let the expedition-
\"We do our best to morally reduce sources, but the complexity and scale of the supply chain makes it almost impossible for 100 of guarantees to be achieved,\" said quality apparel.
Otherwise it may be dishonest and misleading.
Benaitong will only say that it came down from the slaughtered animals.
A Gap spokesman said: \"We do not use live broadcast.
But it was not clear whether it came from the food industry.
On last February, when the four claws proved that their clothes came from the goose army, the North Face and Batagonia were embarrassed.
The Fed is in Hungary, contrary to the guarantee provided by their suppliers, the United StatesS. -
Headquartered in Alliance & Down, the world\'s largest supplier.
Nine months later, the North Face and Batagonia still can\'t say that their clothes are completely sourced and not cruel.
But Isabel Susini, environmental manager at Batagonia, says her company is working hard to solve the problem.
The supply chain is so complex, she admits, that it is difficult to identify the source of your failure.
\"As the birds grow, they are raised on different farms, so there are sometimes several steps even before the slaughterhouse.
Their products and feathers will then go through buyers and processors and they will sell them to the manufacturer\'s suppliers.
All of this makes it very difficult to trace back, which means you can\'t be 100 sure of the product you bought.
\"We are taking steps to make sure that from next year we will have some clothes that we can promise not to include living animals --
Dial or force-fed.
The first thing we realize is that you don\'t necessarily believe what your suppliers say --
You have to look into your own supply chain.
\"At the moment, I would like to say that it is almost impossible to buy the products and make sure that they do not involve brutal behavior.
Daniel Uretsky, head of corporate responsibility at Allied Feather & Down, said the company had never intended to purchase materials picked on site.
\"However, to be completely transparent to our customers, because we don\'t control every step of the supply chain, we can\'t provide a 100 guarantee right now,\" he added . \".
Only one company really believes that its down product does not involve cruelty: Marks & Spencer.
We have built a powerful system.
Excluding the possibility of cruelty
M & S said we will not buy from Hungary.
As a condition to do business with us, all of our suppliers must comply with our strict procurement policy, we regularly audit our suppliers and work closely with them on their own supply chain.
We only have two suppliers. both UK-based)
We know all about them and their supply chain.
\"For now, if you want to buy a down jacket and are sure that it is not a product of terrible cruelty, there seems to be only one place to go.
But even so, you have to reconsider.
Marcus says people who live in Britain, France or Germany will buy down jackets frantically.
\"The climate in these countries is wet, and when the weather is wet, the ground is completely useless.
Find yourself a coat with a man. made filling.
Then you will be warm and dry.
You have a clear conscience. \'
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