Friday, April 30, 2010

I saved a record of 5 bags yesterday by using my own reuseable bag. Yeah! It felt good. Apparently, Target credits you 5 cents everytime you bring your reuseable bag, but I'm not sure how they enforce that. I was at 2 different Targets yesterday & was not credited at all. But, I did notice that the bathrooms only had hand dryers, no paper dispensers. (Marc noticed in the men's bathroom too.)

I saw a news segment about goose-down filled items such as jackets, pillows, & blankets and where they come from. Supposedly, there are farms that pluck the feathers from LIVE geese. There was graphic footage on it & it was so sad and disturbing. At this time there's no way to see if a goose-down product is cruelty free or not. I think I have 1 goose-down jacket & now I feel so bad about having it. No more goose-down products for us!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting that Nancy.
    It's really sad that we can't assume that products derived from any animal part is treated humanely. Afterall, humane means to be marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration. The etymological root of the word "human". Shouldn't everyone be humane??? Isn't that a natural, rational, and universal law everyone should live by?

    What has mass industrialization and mass consumption done to us?