PETA Sets a Trap—and Catches Shoppers Off Guard

Published by PETA.

Wearing “bloody” jackets with their limbs “stuck” in steel-jaw traps and holding graphic posters of dead coyotes that read, “Here’s the Rest of Your Canada Goose Coat,” a group of more than 50 PETA supporters descended on the opening of Canada Goose’s Soho store today to protest the company’s cruelly produced coats made with coyote fur and down.

Canada Goose NYC store opening protest

Canada Goose NYC store opening protest

The action follows PETA’s Facebook video—which has more than 16 million views—of a trapped coyote suffering after being shot and a grassroots campaign of striking anti–Canada Goose posters that have been plastered around the city.

Trapped coyote mothers desperate to get back to their starving pups have been known to attempt to chew off their own limbs to escape, and many trapped animals succumb to the elements, blood loss, infection, or predators before trappers find them. In addition, birds used for down spend their entire lives inside crowded, filthy sheds until their throats are slit.

What You Can Do

Urge Canada Goose to stop selling fur and down now by sending a polite message to Reiss at [email protected] or by writing a Facebook message to the company.

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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