BUT HOW ABOUT THE POOR GEESE?!

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by shaun, May 10, 2001.

  1. cooler

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    Re: Biology class

    recyclable plastic is better than biogradable plastic.
     
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    Do u guys know the difference????
     
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    Re: Biology class

    Recycling is more than a word, you know :)

    You're saying you recycle your shuttles?

    Well,

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    Re: Biology class

    yes if all the feather players willing to switch plastic, then we'll have the volume of plastic.
     
  5. Eric

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    Um im pretty sure they dont use feathers from geese that were meant for meat because they do not pluck the birds when they are alive. the birds are killed in the factory and then the conveyer (sp?) belts drop them into a really big pot of boiling water and then the feathers are plucked out of them birds. and i dont think the feathers on a shuttle are made from boiled feathers..or are they. anyways i got the info about killing ducks from my neighbor...he use to work for foster farms or a company that worked for foster farm..or something like that.
     
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    Re: OH for the love of God...

    badminton is still a dormant sport in north and south america, africa, and east european countries. Imagine if badminton becomes more popular in those countries, we would ran out of geese.
     
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    Re: OH for the love of God...

    good point. either that or the price of shuttles will be driven sky high (demand/supply).
     
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    Re: OH for the love of God...

    i think the cork is recyclable. I notice the big clubs collect used feather shuttles in a box but not sure what it goes in the end.
     
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    Re: OH for the love of God...

    goes to the good ole thing we call the g-a-r-b-a-g-e (speaking in french accent)
     
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    Re: OH for the love of God...

    kelvin, have you been getting your shuttle supply from glencoe and winter club's garbage bins? :lol:
     
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    hahahaha. gawd, won't they stink when u play with 'em????
     
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    SECRETS REVEALED...

    WHO TOLD YOU??? :eek:
     
  13. Harry K

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    HERE IS THE TRUTH YOU DUMMIES ! ! !

    Okay, for all you guys whining about poor geese/ducks/bark trees....

    They can only use a few feathers (I think three or four) from each wing. They don't kill the geese to get them. Hey, without all of us playing badminton (and paying a high price for these shuttles) these birds would never have been farmed i.e. would never have even lived. Well, maybe they would have been farmed for their meat, but then they would have lived in battery cages barely bigger than their bodies, instead of which they are allowed to roam freely because their feathers are too valuable to be damaged.

    I'm pretty sure I read that the birds keep producing tip feathers (the longest, strongest ones which are used for shuttles) throughout their lives. They don't just grind up a whole goose to make half of one shuttlecock.

    But I'm sure you'll all agree, badminton shuttles are among the most fragile of all sports equipment.
     
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    Re: HERE IS THE TRUTH YOU DUMMIES ! ! !

    No, the eggs from egg catching contest is more fragile :lol:
     
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    Incorrect.
    LIVE geese are used to obtain feathers. The plucking of feathers causes extreme pain in the geese, and millions of feathers are plucked every week... On top of this, most the work is done in places like West Bengal, where their abuse of children used to make the shuttlecocks is well known.

    Please read this, and many other informative articles. It is time to go synthetic, Goose and Duck feather use is obscene and immoral
    https://www.firstpost.com/living/ba...ese-causing-much-pain-to-animals-3964761.html
     
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    well BWF approved synthetic shuttles starting in 2021 for some tournaments. apparently they tested out at some tourneys last year and had good response.
     
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    What's the point of bringing up a thread from 2001? Your're not trying to drive meaningful discussion because you're just copying and pasting a paragraph to promote your agenda. The article you linked is not a credible source and reads like an opinion piece with zero sources. And YES Geese are killed for their meat and it's not done live because I've been to China and seen it.
     
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    Ah yes, preventing cruelty to animals - the most nefarious 'agenda'...
     

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