PETA Supporters Will Descend on Philadelphia Store on Black Friday to Rally Against Trapping Coyotes for Fur Jacket Lining
For Immediate Release:
November 27, 2019
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Philadelphia – Armed with posters proclaiming, “Canada Goose: Shameless Cruelty,” a group of PETA supporters and a “bloody coyote” in a steel trap will descend on the Boyds Philadelphia store—which carries Canada Goose jackets and other fur items—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: Boyds Philadelphia, 1818 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
“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 of Campaigns Danielle Katz. “PETA is calling on consumers to send Canada Goose a clear message that in the 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.
PETA opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.