LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Members of PETA converged on downtown Louisville on Thursday to deliver a message about down products.
They brought in an activist dressed as a half plucked goose and held signs that read plucked alive at Fourth Street.
PETA supporters say that residents should think about buying synthetic products instead of coats, pillows and other products made of down.
“PETA's giant plucked goose is here to remind us...that they are often plucked alive just to produce down products and it has never been easier to find warm and synthetic down products this holiday season," Katie Arth, with PETA, said.
PETA says that they've gone undercover and have found that goose often have their feathers plucked while they are restrained and without pain medication.
PETA says there are other products that can be purchased that are animal friendly.