PETA Supporters Will Rally Against Retailer's Coats Made From Cruelly Crushed Birds, Bludgeoned Coyotes
For Immediate Release:
December 18, 2017
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Boston – What: PETA volunteers holding dead “geese” and a half-skinned “coyote” in a “bloody” steel trap will protest on top of a giant Canada Goose logo on Tuesday in Boston. The demonstration follows a new PETA exposé that revealed that birds were crushed and suffocated at Canada Goose’s down supplier.
When: Tuesday, December 19, 12 noon sharp
Where: Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston St., Boston
“From geese who were trampled and suffocated to coyotes who struggle in traps until trappers strangle, shoot, stomp on, or bludgeon them to death, a fur-and-down coat is a spectacle of suffering,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on shoppers to reject Canada Goose’s cruelty and shop vegan.”
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 been known to attempt to chew off their own limbs to escape. At Canada Goose’s down supplier, workers grabbed and carried birds by the neck and shoved them into cramped cages for a journey to the slaughterhouse, where they were shackled and hung upside down and their throats were slit.
Broadcast-quality video footage is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.