Alicia Silverstone Isn't Down With Down

Posted by  Megan Rondeau

We have some serious  for vegan beauty Alicia Silverstone.

The gorgeous actor has always had a soft spot for animals. She turned heads in a majorly hot “vegan testimonial” for PETA talking about the benefits of a plant-based diet and has a vegan makeup brush line with Eco Tools and an awesome website, The Kind Life, dedicated to living an eco- and animal-friendly life.

But her awesomeness doesn’t stop there! She recently teamed up with peta2 again to show people the reality of the down industry. “Down? What’s down?” you might say. Ya know—the feathers used in pillows, jackets, bedding, and more. What you might not know is that those are the super-soft feathers closest to a bird’s body and they are painfully ripped out by the handful while the frightened duck or goose is forcefully restrained.

Check out what Alicia has to say in this exposé on the down industry:

Pretty scary stuff, right? Well, the good news is that there are plenty of non-animal alternatives to down, such as synthetics, available, and you can buy them at practically all major stores.




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  • Profile photo of TheVeganDancer

    868 days ago

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    those guys that are ripping out the feathers are just …. NOO. Their necks are just… I cant.. This is just.. i have no words to explain how much i want to: punch the workers in the face, take all of the abused birds and give them appropriate medical care and a happy life and shut down this cruel industry.. and i just.. have so many mixed emotions

  • Profile photo of LetsGoSailing

    895 days ago

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    So happy that one of my favorite actresses is on board with peta2!

  • Profile photo of mexicanhippie

    901 days ago

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    I’m in LOVE with Alicia Silverstone, I’m proud to have her as one of my role models! <3