For Immediate Release:
February 28, 2018
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Please find a statement below from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk regarding Polar Bears International’s (PBI) new collection of “PBI Blue” Canada Goose coats, which feature fur from coyotes who have been bludgeoned, strangled, or shot:
“Humane washing” has reached a new low. Instead of doing everything it can to help polar bears, Polar Bears International (PBI) is moonlighting as a fashion designer for Canada Goose, whose cruel fur-and-feather jackets are spectacles of animal suffering. If PBI truly cared about wildlife preservation, it would extend its empathy to the coyotes who are caught in painful steel traps before being bludgeoned, strangled, or shot to death—all for tacky trim that PETA has long said could easily be replaced with warm and durable faux fur. Accepting Canada Goose’s blood money for 10 years should occasion shame and apologies—not celebration.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear.” For more information about Canada Goose’s cruelty, please visit PETA.org.