PETA Statement: Canada Goose’s Polar Bear Coats Take ‘Humane Washing’ to a New Low

For Immediate Release:
February 28, 2018

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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.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind