Giant ‘Goose’ to Protest Canada Goose’s Fur-and-Feather Coats

Footage Shown at Demonstration Will Include Birds Being Crushed, Suffocated at Retailer's Down Supplier

For Immediate Release:
November 27, 2017

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Winnipeg, Man.What:    A giant “goose” holding a reworked Canada Goose logo featuring a bird being held aloft by the neck will lead PETA supporters in a spirited protest in downtown Winnipeg on Tuesday. The protesters will display oversized pictures from a new PETA video exposé of a Canada Goose down supplier, which was shot in Manitoba and shows workers rounding up terrified geese who piled on top of one another as they scrambled to escape. At least one bird was crushed to death, and others suffocated. Workers grabbed and carried the gentle, frightened birds by the neck, four at a time, and shoved them into cramped cages for a journey to the slaughterhouse, where they’d be shackled upside down and their throats would be slit.

When:    Tuesday, November 28, 12 noon

Where:    At the north corner of Portage Avenue and Edmonton Street, Winnipeg

“Stuffed with feathers from petrified geese and trimmed with fur from wild coyotes who were caught in steel traps, Canada Goose’s coats are animal graveyards,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA asks shoppers to shun these cruelly produced jackets and choose super-warm and super-stylish vegan clothing instead.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—notes that Canada Goose’s coats are also trimmed with fur from coyotes, who can suffer in traps for days before they’re shot or bludgeoned to death.

Broadcast-quality video footage is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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