China: Peta Exposes Live Geese Plucking For Bedding Producers.


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Dear Mark,

Geese after feathers plucked for down at a feather farm in China.

Geese after feathers plucked for down at a feather farm in China.

PETA and PETA Asia have uncovered shocking cruelty to geese connected with so-called “responsible” down and feather suppliers. The Responsible Down Standard actually allows certified companies to deal in feathers that are live-plucked in addition to the ones that aren’t.

Workers were seen ripping geese’s feathers out while they were fully conscious, leaving open, bloody wounds. Some geese struggled and cried out, while others were paralyzed with fear. Workers pinned them down by stepping on their delicate wings and necks and tightly binding their feet together.

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PETA dug deeper and found that the farms that are live-plucking birds or dealing in live-plucked feathers sell to “Non Live-Plucked Products Guarantee” or “Responsible Down Standard” companies, the same companies that agree to “ensure humane treatment of animals.” One buyer even bragged about misleading customers and live-plucking in secret. These certified companies supply down to clothing and bedding companies such as Eddie Bauer, Lands’ End, and Hollander Sleep Products.

With your help, we can push retailers to remove down from their shelves and put an end to this cruelty. All you have to do is take action today. Thank you.



Eurosceptics are popular with voters across Europe. That’s why Brussels wants to destroy them.



Eurosceptics are popular with voters across Europe.

That’s why Brussels wants to destroy them


The European Union is much like the Blob, the malignant movie monster that consumes everything in its path. It can’t be stopped and grows larger and larger. The remorseless push by Europe’s elite to develop the EU is oddly similar, as they refuse to let anything – especially ordinary voters – stand in their way.

There are 500 million people who live in the EU, most of them sane, rational adults able to think for themselves and make their own decisions.

They have a pesky habit of annoying EU chiefs by voting for people who don’t quite agree with the EU way of doing things. Democracy is a mere formality for the European project.

Think back to 2005, when Jean-Claude Juncker predicted, correctly, that Europe would ignore France’s rejection of the EU constitution in a national referendum. “If it’s a Yes, we will say ‘on we go’, and if it’s a No we will say ‘we continue’,” he insisted breezily.

Despite 55 per cent of voters saying No, Mr Juncker decided the referendum had actually been an endorsement of further European integration.  “If we were to add up all the votes of the people who wanted “more Europe” as a yes , then I think we would have had a yes vote,” he insisted.

It’s little surprise that someone with Mr Juncker’s mindset would rise to the top of the European establishment  become President of the European Commission.

Every time voters have dared to question the European project, he has taken it as a personal affront. Few can forget Mr Juncker’s lecture to the Greek people last year as they considered whether to accept the punitive terms of a European bail-out, telling them that a No vote would be “suicide” and that he felt “betrayed” by their failure to take “enough account of my personal efforts”.

He was left “sad” last month by Dutch people’s decision to reject a potential deal with Ukraine, but his spokesman insisted it would have “no impact” on the agreement, which has been seen as the first step on a road towards welcoming it into the European Union.

And now Britain’s referendum on whether to leave the European Union has sparked a new level of sanctimony from the worthies in Brussels. Europe’s leaders have queued up to beg Britain to stay in the bloc and warn them about how terrible it will be if they leave.

Mr Juncker has led the charge, telling the British people that they will be treated as “deserters” and part of a “third country” if they vote to break away from the EU.

Boris Johnson’s emergence as Britain’s most popular Eurosceptic has enraged the elites, who can’t bear the thought that the people would flock to someone who doesn’t share their goals.

The Eurocrats have tried to keep their seething hatred for such figures under control during the referendum campaign – as hard as it may be to believe – but their scorn for ordinary voters and the politicians they support bubbled to the surface last night in the form of a tweet from Mr Juncker’s most senior aide.


The hegemony of the powerful countries of the European Union is not possible without cooperation.
This is the EU’s real basis.
What is equated in nature as “Survival of the fittest” with evolutionary success, practice some states of the EU for the safe continuation of their power over the weak.

But the EU is a German weapon.
What Hitler did not manage in the Second World War with tanks, has Merkel managed with the banks in the EU.
It may be that the German-French friendship ensures a lot of power and exploitation within the EU countries.
But in free trade, economic policies, subsidies, antitrust, fiscal policy – found throughout Berlin more common with London than with almost any other EU nation.

It may sound obvious, but without London is the Brussels negotiating table lonely.
And dangerous for the successful model of Merkel.
A model based on the exploitation, the debt, the enslavement of not enough strong countries for survival.
The tactics for this purpose has been and is still the same: deterrence tactics:
If London decides to exit, it would be a “Third World Shop”, a “deserter”!
Thus threatens the Luxembourg Juncker, the so-called “master of backstairs”!!
Juncker, the banker from the financial oasis, Merkels faithful servant, Juncker the millions-wage-MEP in the EU, Juncker the chief of the puppet state!

I think we will get to the truth, if we believe the contrary from what the EU parliamentarians tell us!
And I’m almost sure that the UK will send out a clear “No” in June against the “Brotherhood of the EU-barons”.