The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers. Very young altricial birds are clad only in down.
With the advancement of technology, humans have made their life very comfortable. If we look into a dictionary, the meaning of comfortable is that makes one feel physically relaxed and away from pain.
It means having everything that is needed but there is a problem in being comfortable, especially if it is coming from the pain of others.
Others here are referring to the animals because they are the ultimate sufferers of whatever activities are done by humans. Humans are making their life very easy, relaxed at the cost of the lives of innocent, voiceless animals.
Here if we talk about the down feathers that are used to make comfy and costly beddings, pillows, and jackets, are taken from the geese or ducks. These are large white birds, very beautiful birds. But do you know that these beautiful birds are undergoing so much pain only to provide us a good night’s sleep? It will be a shocker to many of us.
Here we will talk about the painful procedure these birds undergo to provide us the highest grade of down. This practice is known as LIVE PLUCKING.
In these feathers and the undercoating of geese and ducks are pulled off their skin while the waterfowls are still alive. This process is very horrendous. The birds, their feet are restrained or held down by their neck, with workers pulling their feathers and undercoating off their skin, leaving open and bloody wounds in the process. it causes rupture and that may lead to infection.
It is horrific to see and hard to describe. Geese suffer the agony of being plucked alive four to five times during their short life span. We can’t even imagine the pain the bird experiences.
The physical features and aspects of an animal are given to it by God and it is its property. No human has the right to claim it. If we have some humanity left in us, we should refrain from such types of activities.