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Is it ethical to wear the new "feather extensions?"

  1. bonnebartron profile image77
    bonnebartronposted 6 years ago

    Is it ethical to wear the new "feather extensions?"

    I had this discussion with a stylist friend of mine... what do you think?


  2. thumbi7 profile image64
    thumbi7posted 6 years ago

    Before answering whether it is ethical or not, let me tell you that I believe in natural beauty.

  3. Daniella Lopez profile image91
    Daniella Lopezposted 6 years ago

    Personally, I find the look to be a little over the top...

    However, on the topic of whether or not it's ethical, I believe it's unethical. This is a matter of personal opinion, but I think it's a heinous thing to do to birds for the sake of terrible fashion.

  4. K Kiss profile image81
    K Kissposted 6 years ago

    I believe that most of the feather extensions available are lab created so there should be no issue of ethics here. Now if people pluck the feathers and then wear then there is a different story.

  5. Jeannieinabottle profile image92
    Jeannieinabottleposted 6 years ago

    I hadn't really thought of it that way before.  If they are indeed using real feathers (which I doubt), the birds were probably not harmed in anyway.  Birds lose feathers all the time.

  6. onegoodwoman profile image76
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    This is not an accessory that I utilize.

    But, to those who think first of cruelty to animals.........

    I can tell you that all species of poultry, shed their feathers, just as your dog, or even you, sheds hair.

    Do not assume that there is a cruelty to animals violation.

    The woman in the photo manages to look " exotic", while, I would merely look " stupid".   I could say the same thing for dark eyeliner and lipstick.