For Immediate Release:
October 7, 2020
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Toronto – In another blow to the obsolete fur industry, PETA and all-vegan outwear company Wuxly Movement are teaming up to offer a $100 voucher for a stylish, cruelty-free Wuxly parka to anyone who contributes to PETA’s fur coat donation program from now until the end of February.
“This exciting offer will incentivize anyone who’s still hanging on to that dusty old fur to get rid of it and embrace high-quality outerwear that no animal suffered and died for,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is delighted to team up with Wuxly Movement to inspire people to choose vegan parkas over animal pelts.”
“Our team at Wuxly is so happy to partner with PETA for this great initiative,” says James Yurichuk, CEO and founder of Wuxly Movement. “Not only are we able to help provide warmth to those in need, we are also able to share our cozy Canadian outerwear as a bonus to those who donate.”
Animals on fur farms spend their lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages before they’re killed using the cheapest methods available, including neck-breaking, suffocation, poisoning, and genital electrocution. Some are still alive and struggling when workers hang them up by their legs or tails to skin them.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—urges kind shoppers to buy from Wuxly Movement and other vegan brands instead of notoriously cruel Canada Goose. Coyotes trapped for the fur trim on the company’s coats can succumb to the elements, blood loss, infection, or attacks by predators before trappers return to kill them—and geese and ducks used for down are typically shipped in all weather extremes to slaughterhouses, where they’re stunned, their throats are cut, and they’re dunked into scalding-hot defeathering tanks.
PETA’s donation program sends unwanted furs to homeless shelters or wildlife rehabilitation programs (to be used as bedding for orphaned animals) or uses them in informative displays.
The group opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.