PETA Supporters Urge Shoppers to Boycott Retailer Until It Stops Selling Coyote Fur and Goose Down
For Immediate Release:
September 13, 2018
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Newark, N.J. – What: Armed with posters showing coyotes suffering in steel traps, PETA supporters will gather outside of Canada Goose in The Mall at Short Hills on Friday morning during the grand opening of a new Canada Goose store there.
When: Friday, September 14, 10 a.m.
Where: The Mall at Short Hills, outside of Canada Goose, Short Hills
“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 shoppers to refuse to give a dime to this cruel company until it stops tormenting and killing sensitive animals.”
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 the company’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.
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