Street Artist to Create Vivid Anti–Canada Goose Mural in Tourist Hotspot

Praxis and PETA Will Shame Animal-Killing Retailer With High-Octane Painting

For Immediate Release:
December 7, 2017

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

New YorkWhat:    On Friday, successful street artist Praxis will descend on Astoria to create a massive mural condemning Canada Goose for its fur-and-down jackets. The painting will go up in a popular tourist spot designated for street art,—as part of the Wellington Court Mural Project, which aims to beautify Astoria,—and will show three coyotes, one with a bloody leg caught in a trap, and proclaim, “Not Your Fur. #CanadaGooseKills.”

When:    Friday, December 8, 1–3 p.m.

Where:    Wellington Court Mural Project, 11-98 Welling Ct., Queens

“The writing will quite literally be on the wall for disgraced outerwear company Canada Goose,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Praxis and PETA are urging the cruel company to end its bloody war on geese and coyotes and use only modern vegan materials that don’t hurt animals.”

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. Many trapped animals succumb to the elements, blood loss, infection, or predators before trappers arrive to kill them. In addition, birds abused for down spend their entire lives in crowded, filthy sheds until their throats are slit.

A new PETA investigation of a Canada Goose down supplier shows workers rounding up terrified geese, who pile on top of one another as they scramble to escape. At least one bird was crushed to death, and others suffocated. Workers grab and carry the gentle, frightened birds by the neck, four at a time, and shove them into cramped cages for a journey to the slaughterhouse, where they’re shackled upside down and their throats are slit.

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