‘Bloody’ Protesters in Steel-Jaw Traps to Crash Canada Goose’s Soho Opening

PETA Members Will Take Action for Trapped Coyotes, Plucked Geese

For Immediate Release:
November 16, 2016

Contact:
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

New YorkWhat:    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 30 PETA supporters will descend on the opening of Canada Goose’s Soho store on Thursday to protest the company’s cruelly produced coats made with coyote fur and down. 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.

Where:    101 Wooster St., New York City

When:    Thursday, November 17, 12 noon

“Every fur-and-feather Canada Goose coat represents the terrifying and painful death of a coyote who was trapped, strangled, shot, stomped on, or bludgeoned,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on shoppers around the world to reject Canada Goose’s cruelty to coyotes and shop vegan instead.”

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 inside crowded, filthy sheds until their throats are slit.

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