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Is this legal and/or ethical?

Discussion in 'Hangout' started by Vroom, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Vroom

    Vroom Amatore

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    Folks,

    This is way OT as far as Fiat is concerned :) , but in the last few days I have been observing hordes of street sellers selling peacock feathers bunched up together as a fan here in Mumbai. I don't know if peacocks are killed in the process or the amount of torture they go through to shed their feathers for these guys to make a quick buck.

    When I say hordes, I really mean lots and lots of these guys. Just wondering, if this is legal.

    Cheers,
    Vroom
  2. rameshjoshi

    rameshjoshi Amatore

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    No it is not legal.
  3. devansn

    devansn Novizio

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    Coimbatore
    And buying them is unethical - to most. But I am really confused - buying leather products has such an issue as well right? What about non-vegetarianism? What makes peacocks more special?
  4. Vroom

    Vroom Amatore

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    Being the national bird...
  5. devansn

    devansn Novizio

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    Then I would have to say it is only illegal and not unethical to most! What an advantage the peacock has over other birds! Lucky, someone selected it as the National Bird! :)
  6. rameshjoshi

    rameshjoshi Amatore

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    I believe it is an endangered species now and that is why it is illegal. For the same reason, it becomes unethical.
  7. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    Panchkula
    don't the feather fell automatically from peacocks. I think so
  8. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Villupuram
    I do not know if it's legal,but kindly shy away from a purchase and spare a bird,be it a peacock or whatever.
    I do not use leather products
    I do not kill animals or encourage the same to have my dinner
  9. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Yes, do fell automatically as well but the problem is that these people don't wait for them to fall naturally and they need them in bulk.

    I felt so bad when I once saw someone in our neighbourhood selling newly hatched chickens kept in an empty shoe box for Rs10 each some 6-7 years back. Small kids were delighted to see these cute birdies and asked their parents to buy some for them.
  10. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Even I've never tasted non-veg food stuff for the same very reason. ::T
    But, I do use leather shoes if I don't have option.

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