This summer feather hair extensions have been a hot trend and I see more and more people sporting the look. I have always loved feathers in fashion, I always joke that its because I'm in touch with my inner noble savage.
The problem with feathers in particular feather hair extensions, thousands of roosters are being killed primarily just for the feathers on their back side or saddle feathers because the roosters are unable to survive the excessive plucking.
Until recently roosters were raised and the feathers utilized by the fly fishing industry. The saddle feathers take years to grow but now because of the demand in salons, up to 1,500 roosters are killed a day just for a small amount of feathers on their back side.
Celebrities such as Ke$ha has urged her fans to opt for cruelty free feather hair extensions which are made from feathers that have naturally fallen off the bird, or "air" feathers which are feathers from tropical birds that are gently groomed when the birds are molting.