PETA Will Take Action for Trapped Coyotes, Plucked Geese During New York Fashion Week
For Immediate Release:
February 10, 2016
Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382
Wearing nothing but bodypaint and faux-fur ears and tails, three PETA “coyotes” will stand in “bloody” leg-hold traps on Thursday outside Paragon Sports, which vigorously advertises its huge selection of Canada Goose outerwear. The protest, which is being held on the second day of New York Fashion Week, comes on the heels of a PETA video juxtaposing Canada Goose’s coyote-fur jackets with a disturbing video of a trapped coyote suffering after being shot. PETA’s video has received more than 16 million views, been shared over 200,000 times, and generated more than 60,000 outraged comments on Facebook.
When: Thursday, February 11, noon
Where: Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway, New York
“PETA’s video reveals how coyotes struggle and cry out in traps until trappers finally arrive to strangle, shoot, stomp on, or bludgeon them to death,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Anyone who buys or sells one of Canada Goose’s fur-and-feather jackets is responsible for these animals’ terrifying and painful deaths.”
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 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 in crowded, filthy sheds until their throats are slit.
Broadcast-quality video footage is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.