Canada Goose to Be Hit With Protest in Westport on ‘Fur-Free Friday’

PETA Supporters Will Descend on Westport Store on Black Friday to Rally Against Trapping Coyotes for Fur Jacket Lining

For Immediate Release:
November 27, 2019

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Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Westport, Conn. – Armed with posters proclaiming, “Canada Goose: Shameless Cruelty,” a group of PETA supporters will descend on a Mitchells store—which carries Canada Goose jackets—on Fur-Free Friday (November 29), aka “Black Friday,” to urge Canada Goose to remove the coyote fur and goose down from its jackets. More protests will take place at Canada Goose locations around the world.

When:    Friday, November 29, 1 p.m.

Where:    Mitchells, 670 Post Road. E., Westport

“Every fur-lined Canada Goose coat represents the suffering of coyotes whose legs were caught in painful steel traps and who were violently killed,” says PETA Director Danielle Katz. “PETA is calling on consumers to send Canada Goose a clear message that during this season of peace on Earth, it must decide to go fur- and down-free.”

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 try to chew off their own legs to escape and that many trapped animals can succumb to the elements, blood loss, infection, or attacks by predators before trappers return to kill them. Ducks and geese used for down are shipped in all weather extremes to slaughterhouses, where they’re hung upside down and stunned and their throats are slit––often while they’re still conscious––before their bodies are dunked into defeathering tanks.

Following a PETA complaint and subsequent Federal Trade Commission investigation, Canada Goose has stopped claiming that its standards ensure that its suppliers don’t abuse animals.

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