The not-so-fab fad: feather hair extensions

I’m sure you’ve seen feather extensions all over these days from celebrities to fashion spreads to people on the street, but did you know there’s more to those feathers than what meets the eye? Yes, some feathers are fake, but chances are they came from roosters that were killed to get them.

According to PETA, “[r]oosters used to make these extensions are bred and genetically altered to produce long, luxurious saddle feathers (the ones on their backsides, which take years to grow) before they are killed and de-feathered.”

It’s sad that something so useless and, for most people, meaningless has become so huge and leads to so many animal deaths. You can get the above leaflet to share here and peta2 even has a great little DIY cruelty-free version. This is a simple take action post: just don’t buy it and let others know not to either. Thanks, guys!

(Image from peta2 newsletter, also found here: