Video: Canada Goose–Approved ‘Humane’ Trap Breaks Everything It Touches

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

The world is turning its back on fur, and Canada Goose knows it. But rather than doing the humane thing and switching to luxe, warm, high-quality faux fur—as so many top designers and popular brands have done—Canada Goose has decided to spew false and misleading information about what it calls “humane” traps.

The company alleges that it’s perfectly fine to set out steel traps in nature that slam closed on the legs of unsuspecting coyotes and restrain them there, helpless, vulnerable, and terrified. As animals frantically struggle to free themselves, they may try to twist or chew off their mutilated legs in desperation—especially mothers frantic to return to their pups, who will likely starve to death without them. Canada Goose’s standards allow for coyotes to suffer in traps for days before they’re shot or bludgeoned to death.

It’s all completely humane, according to Canada Goose, because the steel traps follow certified standards, some of which require companies to line the jaws of the trap in a thin layer of plastic or rubber called “padding.” These traps are virtually identical to their unpadded counterparts.

So we at PETA decided to find out for ourselves: Just how much damage can a steel trap do when it has “padding” in place? In our new video, see what we discovered when we tested a Canada Goose–certified “humane” trap on pencils, vegetables, and more.

Tell Canada Goose that you’re not buying its lies or its coats, and ask it to switch to faux fur and down alternatives now:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind