For Immediate Release:
November 21, 2022
Robin Goist 202-483-7382
Syracuse, N.Y. – ’Tis the season to shop vegan! A larger-than-life goose has come in for a landing at Destiny USA mall in time for Black Friday, appearing on a PETA floating billboard placed smack-dab between lululemon and Urban Outfitters—both of which are on PETA’s “naughty list”—calling on people to “change” their clothes, shunning down and any other materials cruelly obtained from geese and other animals. As part of its vegan winter “fun and faux” fashion blitz in the Salt City, PETA is also running a radio spot narrated by actor Alicia Silverstone on WWHT-FM and WYYY-FM through Black Friday that asks everyone to leave wool on sheep’s backs rather than putting it on their own.
“People can have a honking good time shopping, but when you learn that animals are hurt and ultimately killed to make down and wool garments, you know it’s good to opt for cruelty-free, vegan fashions,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s goose is urging shoppers to give everyone a little peace and joy over the holidays and year-round.”
PETA entities’ investigations have revealed that workers kick, punch, and stomp on sheep and leave them with bloody, gaping wounds at wool industry operations; pluck geese so roughly for down that the birds shriek in pain and fear before their throats are slit in slaughterhouses; and abuse animals in other ways, all for fashion.
A wide variety of brands—including Hemp Tailor, Save the Duck, NOIZE, and Wuxly Movement—sell warm and stylish outerwear that no animal had to suffer and die for.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.