For Immediate Release:
October 2, 2020
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Bloomington, Minn. – Tomorrow, a pack of PETA protesters—adhering to social distancing guidelines and wearing masks—will descend on a Canada Goose store at the Mall of America to demand that the company stop using feathers from slaughtered birds and fur from coyotes caught in steel traps. Instead of handing out leaflets, demonstrators will display a QR code that passersby can scan to access a hands-free “virtual leaflet” with information about the cruelty inherent in every Canada Goose garment.
Where: At the southeast corner of E. Ramp South Entrance and Killebrew Drive, Bloomington
When: Saturday, October 3, 11:30 a.m.
“Behind every fur-collared and down-filled jacket are coyotes who fought for their lives while ensnared in traps and gentle geese whose throats were slit,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA wants everyone who objects to animal suffering to realize that the last place they should shop is Canada Goose.”
PETA notes that trapped coyotes can succumb 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.
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—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.