Bodypainted ‘Coyotes’ to Protest Canada Goose

Nearly Naked PETA Protesters Will Cradle Bloody 'Plucked Geese,' 'Skinned Coyotes' in Visceral Rebuke of Retailer

For Immediate Release:
March 15, 2019

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Vancouver, B.C. – Wearing little more than bodypaint, a pack of PETA and Direct Action Everywhere Vancouver “coyotes” will pounce on a Canada Goose store on Saturday to protest the retailer’s use of fur and down. Protesters will cradle “plucked geese” and “skinned coyotes” and hold signs proclaiming, “Wear Your Own Skin” and “Animals Are Not Ours to Wear.”

When:    Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m.

Where:    At the intersection of Hornby and W. Georgia streets (near a Canada Goose store), Vancouver

“Coyotes are mangled in steel traps, and geese are crushed and suffocated—all so that their fur can be torn off or their feathers plucked out and used for ugly parkas,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA won’t let up until Canada Goose stops selling jackets that sensitive animals suffered and died for.”

PETA has released a video exposé revealing that workers at a Canada Goose down supplier rounded up terrified geese who piled on top of one another in an attempt to escape, causing suffocation and death. Coyotes used for the company’s fur trim can suffer in traps for days before they’re shot or bludgeoned to death. Trapped coyote mothers desperate to get back to their starving pups have even attempted to chew off their own limbs to escape.

PETA is campaigning against Canada Goose with multiple events—including protests, ad placements, and event disruptions—across the U.S. and Canada.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is the human-supremacist view that other species are commodities. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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