When trying to create a cleaner, safer environment for your family, you may be considering duck or goose down as a substitute for foam or polyester stuffing. Animal cruelty is certainly a concern with down, and you can check the source of your down through third-party organizations. Just search ‘cruelty-free down’ for listings for ethically-sourced down. The same process applies if you want to be sure that your down purchase is toxin-free.