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Responsible Down Standard Gets ‘Substantial’ Update

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Textile Exchange has introduced sweeping changes to the way ducks and geese are handled under the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), noting on Tuesday that version 3.0 is the “first substantial revision” of the certification since its launch five years ago. Euthanizing sick or injured birds, “in order to prevent suffering,” is now mandatory on farms,…

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