PETA Supporters Protest While Ireland Basinger-Baldwin Confronts Retailer During Company's Annual Meeting
For Immediate Release:
August 9, 2018
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Toronto – What: Wearing coyote and goose masks, dozens of PETA supporters will descend on Canada Goose’s Toronto headquarters during the company’s virtual annual meeting on Friday, while a simultaneous protest will take place outside its flagship store in New York City. Model Ireland Basinger-Baldwin will submit a question at the meeting on PETA’s behalf calling on Canada Goose to stop selling jackets made with coyote fur and down feathers violently plucked from birds.
“Every Canada Goose coat represents the suffering of coyotes who were caught in painful steel traps and geese whose throats were slit,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on kind people everywhere to turn their backs on this cruel company until it commits to stop tormenting and killing sensitive animals for clothing.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—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 suffocation and death. Coyotes used for Canada Goose’s fur trim can suffer in traps for days before they’re shot or bludgeoned to death. Trapped coyote mothers desperate to get back to their starving pups have even attempted to chew off their own limbs to escape.
When: Friday, August 10, 10 a.m.
Where: 250 Bowie Ave. (near the intersection with Sanderstead Avenue), Toronto
For more information, please visit PETA.org.