For Immediate Release:
March 5, 2021
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Montréal – Tomorrow, dozens of PETA protesters will descend on Canada Goose’s flagship store in Montréal to demand that the company stop using feathers from slaughtered birds and fur from coyotes caught in steel traps. The protest is part of a week of action that includes Canada Goose protests in Beverly Hills, California; Boston; New York City; Pittsburgh; and other locations.
When: Saturday, March 6, 12 noon
Where: Canada Goose, 1020 Saint-Catherine St. W., Montréal
“PETA is pulling out all the stops this week to rally shoppers against Canada Goose’s fur-and-feather coats,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “When it comes to feeling pain, loving their families, and valuing their lives, birds and coyotes are no different from humans, and continuing to profit from the violent deaths of animals when there are so many wonderful cruelty-free options is inexcusable.”
PETA notes that trapped coyotes can die from exposure to the elements, blood loss, infection, or attacks by predators before trappers return to kill them. Geese and ducks used for down are typically shoved into crates and shipped in all weather extremes to slaughterhouses, where they’re stunned, their throats are cut, and they’re dunked into scalding-hot defeathering tanks.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.