For Immediate Release:
September 30, 2020
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Chicago – Tomorrow, a pack of PETA protesters wearing fake Canada Goose coats will cry out in anguish as they lie in pools of “blood” outside the company’s downtown store to show passersby how geese and coyotes suffer for the retailer’s fur-and-feather jackets.
When: Thursday, October 1, 12 noon
Where: 800 N. Michigan Ave. (at the intersection of E. Chicago Avenue and E. Tower Court), Chicago
“Canada Goose is supporting the suffering, torment, and death of sensitive animals who valued their lives and their families,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA will show Chicagoans the origin story of these parkas in the hope that they’ll refuse to give a dime to the company until it goes animal-free.”
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 use for entertainment”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.