saw this and figured everyone has plenty of feathers here they could help out?? Everyone, The nonprofit group "Matter of Trust" will take not only human hair and dog hair, but also FEATHERS to make "booms" to soak up oil in the Gulf of Mexico. A "boom" is made of panty hose stuffed with these natural materials. Nylons, pantyhose, etc., also are needed. Here's how the "booms" soak up the oil: Finally, there is a need for feathers!! Please consider sending feathers to this group. It's quick to sign up; go to: http://www.matteroftrust.org Go to the instructions page. Among the materials accepted, it says, "- we also accept other "natural fibers" horse hair, FEATHERS... " The site will ask you to sign up, get an account number, etc., but it takes just a couple minutes. I shaved one of my dogs yesterday, so I'm sending his fur and as many of Dilly's and Pepe's feathers as I can collect. Please consider joining me by donating your feathers to clean up the oil spill before it kills millions more of precious waterfowl. Thanks! Terri in Colo.