If you love the look, you should be aware of how they get to you (and be okay with it).
These birds are valued only for their feathers - they have NO other industrial use.
They are lazy egg layers and they produce very unappealing meat products - the feathers are removed and the rest of the bird is thrown away.
These beautiful birds are slaughtered simply for your beauty - which kind of makes you look like a jerk.
Well, but what if they weren’t killed?
The alternative to slaughter is LIVE PLUCKING - which in short amounts to animal torture. That’s not much of an alternative in my book.
Just how big is this trend? The amount of birds killed for this fashion is hard to estimate. Whiting Farms, which primarily supplies fishing tackle shops, ships out 65,000 feathered bird hides each week - though they admit they don’t have enough birds to meet the rabid demand of all of the hairdressers and clients - and that is only ONE farm.
Please reblog and pass along. It’s sickening seeing all of these ‘hipkidds’ wear this shit.
Happy Earth Day ‘11, Tumblheads. <3
Make sure to give back to the planet that has been your home since the dawn of time.
She’s probably very sad from all of the neglect.
Some food for thought…
We are the youth, the future, and the representatives of our generation. Why isn’t anyone taking that into thought, and trying to change the way things are run around here?
I mean, a select few are, but in the end, we need something bigger. We need a revolution of some sort.
Things ARE NOT being run the way we want. Women are getting rights ripped right out of their hands (redefinition of rape, anyone?), the LBGT community is still stuck in the same rut it has been for years, and nobody is actually listening when people say that our environment sucks.
Where are all of the protests? The sit ins? The marches?
Our society is becoming so twisted. All kids care about is who’s dating who, what someone posted on facebook, and how to make themselves feel better about who they are.
Guess what? Sitting behind a computer won’t make you feel better. Going out and standing up for what you believe in, that will.
I’m proposing that everyone just stop and think.
Organize a rally, a big picnic, or some sort of get together.
Start a club in your school or community.
Get off your computer, get out into the world, and make a difference.
Earth Day ‘11 is tomorrow.
Plant a tree.
Start a community garden.
Help build a birdhouse.
Take a picnic to the park.
Vow to buy local for the rest of the year!
There’s a bunch of ways to help out.
Check out http://www.earthday.org/ for other ways to help.
Me and my friend decided to pledge to buy local, as well as take a picnic to Griffith Park, and then go to the zoo. We love animals, and think they deserve some attention as well, especially the ones stuck inside those cages.
The LA zoo is depressing, but that’s for another day.
Enjoy your Earth Day the way you like! <3