Protesters Descend on Canada Goose’s Mall of America Store Opening

Happening Tonight: PETA Supporters Will Urge Shoppers to Shun New Store Filled With Fur-and-Feather Jackets

For Immediate Release:
September 19, 2019

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Minneapolis – Armed with posters proclaiming, “Canada Goose: Shameless Cruelty,” a group of PETA supporters will descend on Canada Goose’s new Mall of America outpost tonight in a spirited protest urging shoppers to stay away until the retailer stops selling coyote fur and goose down.

When:    Thursday, September 19, 7:15 p.m.

Where:    Outside the Canada Goose store entrance on level one, 4256 Southwest Ct. (near the intersection of Killebrew Drive and 24th Avenue S.), Bloomington

“Every Canada Goose coat represents the suffering of coyotes who were caught in painful steel traps and geese who were violently killed,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on shoppers to avoid Canada Goose as long as it continues to profit from animal suffering and death.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—points out that trapped coyote mothers desperate to get back to their starving pups have tried to chew off their own legs to escape and that many trapped animals succumb to the elements, blood loss, infection, or attacks by predators before trappers return to kill them. Ducks and geese used for down are shipped in all weather extremes to slaughterhouses, where their throats are cut and their bodies dunked into defeathering tanks.

Following a PETA complaint and subsequent Federal Trade Commission investigation, Canada Goose has stopped claiming that its standards ensure that its suppliers don’t abuse animals.

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