I am a puppeteer and puppet builder who is working to end the use of real feathers to decorate puppets. Many beloved puppet characters including Big Bird, Muppets and Fraggles are decorated using real bird feathers. The feather industry harms birds- and more ethical faux alternatives exist.
I am working on a pressure campaign with the goal of persuading The Jim Henson Company to publicly commit to a timeline for phasing out real feathers in their work.
I build and perform puppets for film, TV, stage and online media, and I organize and participate in animal rights protest actions.