College Students to ‘School’ Canada Goose Retailer

Young PETA Supporters Will Call On Geiger's to Drop Cruelly Produced Fur-and-Feather Coats

For Immediate Release:
April 5, 2019

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Cleveland – On Sunday, a “coyote” caught in a leg trap will lead a pack of college students in a spirited protest urging Geiger’s to stop selling Canada Goose jackets. Participating students will be from Cleveland State University, Oberlin College, Bowling Green State University, Miami University, and Indiana University–Purdue University–Indianapolis.

When:    Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m.

Where:    Geiger’s, 1020 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

“Today’s tuned-in young consumers know that behind Canada Goose’s fur-and-feather parkas are coyotes who were mangled in steel traps and geese who were crushed and suffocated,” says PETA Director Ryan Huling. “The next generation of PETA supporters is fired up and ready to teach retailers a lesson for selling jackets that sensitive animals suffered and died for.”

PETA has released a video exposé revealing that workers at a Canada Goose down supplier rounded up terrified geese who piled on top of one another in an attempt to escape, causing some of them to suffocate and die. And coyotes killed for the company’s fur trim can suffer in agony in steel traps for days before the hunters return to shoot them or bludgeon them to death. Trapped coyote mothers desperate to get back to their starving pups have even attempted to chew off their own legs to escape.

PETA’s campaign against Canada Goose will continue with multiple events—including more protests, ad placements, and event disruptions—across the U.S. and Canada.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is the human-supremacist view that other species are commodities. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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