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Fine Featherheads Changes Website After PETA Accusations

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(credit: finefeatherheads.com)

(credit: finefeatherheads.com)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said a Boulder-based company has changed its website after it came under fire.

PETA asked Fine Featherheads to stop claiming its feather hair extensions come from ethically treated roosters.

PETA claims the farm the feathers come from, cages its roosters in noisy, windowless sheds and kills them for the sake of fashion.

Fine Featherheads gets its feathers from Whiting Farms in Delta. The founder of that farm denies the claims and said his roosters have spacious individual cages.

Here is an excerpt from the Fine Featherheads website before the PETA claims, “Because we’re unwilling to compromise our values and ethics, we work exclusively with Whiting Farms, where the roosters are treated ethically- and where we can obtain the highest quality feathers found anywhere in the world. The feathers are washed with 100% inert (non-toxic) detergent, and then dyed with an organic, mineral-based dye.”

And after the PETA claims, “Because we’re unwilling to compromise our values and ethics, we work exclusively with Whiting Farms- where we can obtain the highest quality feathers found anywhere in the world. The feathers are washed with 100% inert (non-toxic) detergent, and then dyed with an organic, mineral-based dye.”

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