How are feather pillows made?

@shaggin (13912)
United States
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!
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• United States
11 Jul 08
feather pillows are low in demand so they dont really kill poultry to have feather pillows.. when youre thinking about animal cruelty did you think about bugs? because they have the worst cruelty of all living things. they get stepped on, become pet food, and worst of all they were exterminated. and the humane societies dont count bugs as important as animals.
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• United States
29 May 10
Have you ever been on a camping trip with the Girl Scouts, or your parents? Then you would know the instints of the animals and bugs. I think you believe all animals that are slaughtered are done so cruely, I do believe there are laws against this. Even the Lord ate Lamb which was a meat.
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@shaggin (13912)
• United States
4 Oct 10
I think killing animals at all for our consumption is horrible but whatever if thats what people choose to do then thats their life but I personally wouldnt do it. I have been in girl scouts but they never took us camping. doomandgloom you didnt say if you think feather pillows are made by killing the animals or not.
@shaggin (13912)
• United States
14 Nov 11
That really is terrible. It seems to me instead of plucking them why cant they just shave the feathers off? It doesnt seem like you would have to have the very end the point where it connects into the body. That part isnt soft. That is sad that ikea does that. I would think they should wait until the animal is killed but then it might get blood on the feathers and they couldnt use them. I wont be buying another feather pillow when this one wears out. The 5 recent ones I bought were cotton filled or something like that. Might not be quite as comfortable but it doesnt involve hurting animals.
• Canada
1 Jan 08
well yes they do kill animals to get the feathers because they make money then and careless about animals dieing cause they might think its funny
• United States
20 Jan 08
Walker, that is a pointless and dumb response with no thought to it. People don't kill animals or pluck feathers because they think it's funny. Please, grow up, or get off these boards. We don't need children who don't get their facts straight and spam the forums.
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