Gallery: Vegan Activists Advocate Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Fur, Down

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If you knew about the origins of the soft down inside your favorite winter jacket or comforter, you might think twice about putting either anywhere near your body. Last year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals received undercover video footage that showed exactly how those feathers were obtained. Live factory-raised birds are pinned down while workers yank fistfuls of feathers from their bodies, often plucking them so violently that they rip open the animals’ skin.

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