PETA Protestors Swarm Canada Goose Store in NYC

PETA Protestors Swarm Canada Goose Store in NYC

Photo by: PETA/ STAR MAX ©2019 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 8/16/19 As Canada Goose holds its annual virtual meeting for shareholders on Thursday, a group of PETA protesters wearing fur-and-feather parkas bearing PETA's spoof logo that reads, "Canada Douche, Arctic Cruelty," will struggle in steel traps amid a "bloody" mess on the sidewalk in front of the Canada Goose flagship store in New York City. During the meeting, television host and comedian Bill Maher will ask executives on PETA's behalf, "When will Canada Goose get with the times and stop using real fur and down?" Another protest will take place at the company's headquarters in Toronto at the same time. "Every Canada Goose coat represents the suffering, torment, and death of sensitive animals who valued their own lives," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "PETA asks consumers to support only cruelty-free companies offering coats that don't include down from birds whose throats were slit or fur from coyotes who were trapped and violently killed." PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to wear"—points out that trapped coyote mothers desperate to get back to their starving pups have tried to chew off their own legs to escape and that many trapped animals succumb to the elements, blood loss, infection, or attacks by predators before trappers arrive to kill them. Ducks and geese used for down are shipped in all weather extremes to slaughterhouses, where their throats are cut and their bodies dunked into defeathering tanks. Following a PETA complaint and a subsequent Federal Trade Commission investigation, Canada Goose has stopped claiming that its standards ensure that its suppliers don't abuse animals.

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August 16, 2019 12:00:00 AM
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