‘No More Douches’: Bill Maher Blasts Canada Goose in ‘New Rules’ Rant

Political Commentator Takes Aim at Brand's Fur-and-Feather Coats and Those Who Wear Them

For Immediate Release:
March 1, 2019

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los AngelesReal Time host Bill Maher gets real about the cruelty behind Canada Goose’s fur-trimmed and feather-filled jackets in an outtake of his popular New Rules segment—and in a clip exclusively obtained by PETA, he has some strong words for the “hipster douches” and “hipsterazzi” who choose to wear them.

“These clever, protective canines don’t die right away. Some, like mothers who are desperate to get back to their pups in the den, try to chew off their own leg.”

And Maher is quick to point out that Canada Goose doesn’t torment and kill only coyotes: “It stuffs its jackets with the down feathers of geese it also murders,” he says. Geese at the company’s featured down supplier were “grabbed by the neck, stepped on, and crammed into crates so crowded they make clown cars look like Cadillacs.” Then, they’re hauled to slaughterhouses, where their throats are slit.

Maher finishes the rant by saying, “Don’t wear Canada Goose. Only a douche does that. You won’t look cool—you’ll look cold.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is a supremacist view of the world held by Canada Goose and other clothing companies that use animal skins. Luckily, many compassionate brands—including HoodLamb, Save the Duck, Embassy of Bricks and Logs, NOIZE, and Wuxly Movement—sell warm and stylish coats that are 100 percent vegan.

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