The majority of the bird feathers we offer come from American turkeys. The other feathers come from China and South Africa. These feathers are byproducts of meat production. Our selection also includes other decorative items plus craft supplies and instructions for making your own Easter decorations.
We offer feathers from seven different types of birds: American turkey, pheasant, helmeted guineafowl, chicken, goose and duck from China plus ostrich feathers from South Africa. We only buy feathers from producers who comply with Panduro’s Animal Welfare Policy, which sets strict requirements for the treatment of animals, and bans feather-plucking from live birds or the slaughter of birds for their feathers.
Basically these terms mean that our suppliers must guarantee us that the animals are spared needless suffering. Respect for animal welfare means that the animals are regularly inspected, fed properly, and are not prevented from expressing their natural behaviour in a way that causes harm or suffering. It also means that no birds must be slaughtered solely for down or feather production, and that neither down nor feathers may be plucked from live birds.
Panduro’s Animal Welfare Policy also means that endangered species listed by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) must not be part of our suppliers’ production. We also require all down and feathers to be sterilised and for a veterinary certificate to be presented for each delivery to us.
We liaise continuously with our suppliers and take immediate action if we suspect that they are not complying with our policy. If a supplier fails to comply with our policy, we stop buying from them.