PETA Supporters Will Struggle in 'Traps' During Cruel Company's Annual Meeting, in Which Bill Maher Will Confront Retailer
For Immediate Release:
August 14, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
New York – As Canada Goose holds its annual virtual meeting for shareholders on Thursday, a group of PETA protesters wearing fur-and-feather parkas bearing PETA’s spoof logo that reads, “Canada Douche, Arctic Cruelty,” will struggle in steel traps amid a “bloody” mess on the sidewalk in front of the Canada Goose flagship store in New York City. During the meeting, television host and comedian Bill Maher will ask executives on PETA’s behalf, “When will Canada Goose get with the times and stop using real fur and down?” Another protest will take place at the company’s headquarters in Toronto at the same time.
When: Thursday, August 15, 10 a.m.
Where: Outside Canada Goose’s flagship store, 101 Wooster St., New York
“Every Canada Goose coat represents the suffering, torment, and death of sensitive animals who valued their own lives,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA asks consumers to support only cruelty-free companies offering coats that don’t include down from birds whose throats were slit or fur from coyotes who were trapped and violently killed.”
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 tried to chew off their own legs to escape and that many trapped animals succumb to the elements, blood loss, infection, or attacks by predators before trappers arrive to kill them. Ducks and geese used for down are shipped in all weather extremes to slaughterhouses, where their throats are cut and their bodies dunked into defeathering tanks.
Following a PETA complaint and a subsequent Federal Trade Commission investigation, Canada Goose has stopped claiming that its standards ensure that its suppliers don’t abuse animals.
Broadcast-quality video footage is available upon request. PETA opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.