How are feather pillows made?

United States
@shaggin (8275)
December 31, 2007 4:25pm CST
I bought a feather pillow for my bed about a year ago and have been using it since then. I find it very comfortable but when I bought it I never thought about how it might be made. I don't buy leather shoes etc because it comes from animals. Do they kill the animals to make the feather pillows or do they just shave them? I am assuming since it looks like the feathers are plucked that they must kill them to make the pillows. I wish I had thought of this before because if the animals are killed to make the pillows then I don't ever want to own a feather pillow again!