NASHVILLE, Tenn.- PETA supporters stopped in downtown Nashville today to protest the unethical methods used to obtain goose down.
Protestors showed up downtown wearing a large goose suit and holding signs that read "Plucked Alive". Members from the organization for ethical treatment of animals were hoping to convince shoppers not to buy products that originate from animals killed inhumanely.
"PETA wants shoppers to know that buying down products is every bit as cruel as purchasing fur, exotic skins, leather, or wool," says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Lindsay Rajt. "The rule of thumb is easy to remember: If a product came from an animal, the chances that abuse and suffering were involved are roughly 100 percent."
The PETA protest plans to move to Louisville on Thursday to continue their campaign.
"We're going to be in Louisville tomorrow, talking to people about how easy it is to find great down alternatives that have all the warmth and benefits of goose feathers, but without the cruelty," said Katie Arth, a local protestor.