For Immediate Release:
April 22, 2020
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Below please find our statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman on Canada Goose’s announcement to end the purchase of new fur:
Canada Goose is attempting to “humane wash” its image by switching from fur taken from coyotes whom trappers have recently caught in steel traps to fur that may already be on the market, which is also a product of the cruel actions of trappers. Real fur is always cruelly obtained—no matter when it was stolen from coyotes who may have attempted to chew off their own leg in order to return to their young and been beaten or shot by trappers—so this move by Canada Goose won’t endear the struggling company to the young people it’s trying to woo. Today’s announcement—which may conveniently allow Canada Goose to keep selling its fur trimmed coats in California when the state’s fur ban comes into effect in 2023—will not diffuse international condemnation of the company’s extreme cruelty and does nothing to help the ducks and geese whose throats are still being slit for their feathers to be used in its down parkas.
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