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Montreal Canadiens’ Bruiser Bashes Furriers

Written by PETA | May 4, 2009

The Montreal Canadiens’ star enforcer, Georges Laraque, is brawny and brainy. He’s vegetarian and steers clear of pigs, chickens, and other commonly consumed animals, a decision he made after seeing the animal-friendly feature film Earthlings. Not only that, but he teamed up with dozens of members of Concordia Animal Rights Association (CARA) this weekend to protest outside the North American Fur & Fashion Exposition of Montreal.


CTV News (CFCF), CJAD radio, and Montreal Mirror lined up to talk to the hockey star about the notoriously cruel fur industry.
George Laraque
Georges needed our PETA Logo tee in size XXL to cover all those muscles!
George Laraque


Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Diedra says:

    Brien Comerford wrote “I love and respect animal life…but don’t find it necessary to avoid killing and death. City people are over sensitized from living in a plastic sanitized world free from anything we don’t like” Brien If you actually loved respected animals you would want to protect them from cruelty. And if we lived in a plastic sanitized world FREE from things we don’t like why are we out fighting to end those very things?! Awesome to read about Georges!!

  • Rui says:

    I was there also on the floor covered in red guck. Great time Great cause!

  • Lindsey says:

    Earthlings is what made me turn vegan as well.

  • lynda downie says:

    Georges you are one fine looking maninside and out.

  • Amy Randall says:

    Awesome!! Now where can i get one of those posters?????!

  • liz says:

    I think everyone or any person who buyswears fur garments even fur trim should have a picture of this poster.. stuck on the back of or onto whatever they’re wearing.. this is the reality of the cruelty and suffering they are supporting and paying towards.. as we know CHina is the biggest fur production base and fur exporterproducer in the whole world.. it HAS TO STOP!!! all fur garments even those produce from Europe or elsewhere.. it’s a dispicable and cruel trade!! it really is..

  • alix says:

    i’m glad he joined the animal rights movement i hope to seee more of this in the futureand that he wins alot of games. he sounds like a great man!

  • Laura says:

    BIG GEORGES!!! I love him!! He was the enforcer for my favorite team the Pittsburgh Penguins last year. Reading this and seeing himmakes me love him even more. He’s an awesome guy with a great sense of humor and dedication. Not only is he dedicated to keep the peace on the rink ice he’s keeping the peace on the ice where seals live. Go Big Georges!!!

  • Patrick says:

    I love and respect animal life humans included but don’t find it necessary to avoid killing and death. City people are over sensitized from living in a plastic sanitized world free from anything we don’t like.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    George Laraque is arguably the greatest fighter in NHL History. He usually fights to protect teamates. He rarely instigates a fight and if he hurts a fellow combatant he does not give him further harm. He’s known as one of the nicest people in Hockey and he was loved in Edmonton. Great to read about his compassion for animals.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Good work Georges. The man is as usual not afraid to take a stand.

  • Catherine Méth says:

    I was there! It was a great protest!

  • Canaduck says:

    Whoa that’s awesome! If only he’d come to OUR protests!

  • carla says:

    You go George! Now that’s a true man…. not these morons brutalizing poor seals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • roxanne says:

    wow what a wonderful strong handsome compassionate man. THANKS Georges