Worldwide, PETA Activists Take Aim at Canada Goose on Fur-Free Friday

Published by Zachary Toliver.

Merry Fur-Free Friday, everyone! What better way to burn off all that carb-heavy, dank vegan Thanksgiving food than with a demonstration that tells Canada Goose it’s garbage?

Fur Free Friday Protest

Philadelphia, PA

This Fur-Free Friday, PETA supporters around the world held demonstrations aimed at Canada Goose. Our message was simple: Fur is dead, and the company must join compassionate folks in the 21st century by using only vegan fur and insulation in its products.

Fur Free FridayPhoto Credit: UARC
Salt Lake City, UT

Of course, we also encouraged all Black Friday warriors to buy vegan and celebrate this year by leaving fur, wool, down, angora, leather, and all other products that cause harm to animals off their shopping lists.

Every day is a “Black Friday” for coyotes and birds who are killed so that their fur and down can be used to line and stuff jackets.

Fur Free Friday

Portland, OR.

Canada Goose’s “standards” allow for coyotes to suffer in painful traps for days with broken bones and cuts before they’re shot or bludgeoned to death. Birds abused by the down industry are ultimately sent to the slaughterhouse, where standard practice is to hang them upside down, stun them, and then slit their throats—often while they’re still conscious.

Canada Goose, come on. Join the ever-growing list of fashion brands—including Coach, Versace, Michael Kors, and many others as well as stores such as Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s—that are dropping fur. Until then, we’re encouraging consumers to boycott Canada Goose until it stops supporting the gruesome killing of animals for jacket lining and stuffing.

Fur Free Friday

London, England.

With so many innovative vegan fabrics, it’s easy to get a killer look that no one was killed for. Vegan fur is being made from recycled plastics that help clean up the oceans, hemp, and frayed denim, and vegan leather is being made from pineapple skins, cork, bamboo, and even grapes! That’s just amazing. There’s absolutely no reason to wear animal-derived materials—fashionable, eco-friendly, and better-performing vegan ones are readily available.

fur

Tysons, VA.

Couldn’t make it to a Fur-Free Friday demo? Here’s how you can still stick it to Canada Goose:

If any retailers near you sell Canada Goose parkas, please speak with the store managers and tell them that you’ll take your business elsewhere until Canada Goose stops supporting the violent death of animals. If you need help with what to say, you can use this letter.

Using our form on the page below, you can also help by urging Canada Goose directly to stop using fur and down:

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