Topless Activists in ‘Bloody’ Bodypaint to Protest Canada Goose

High-Octane PETA Demonstration Will Kick Off Weekly 'Boycott Canada Goose' Rallies Until Retailer Stops Selling Fur-and-Feather Coats

For Immediate Release:
October 17, 2018

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

New YorkWhat:    A pack of topless PETA supporters with the group’s take on Canada Goose’s logo—showing a bloody coyote being killed—and the words “Canada Goose Kills” painted on their backs will pounce on the animal-abusing retailer’s New York store on Thursday in the first of a regular series of protests that will take place there throughout the winter. Protesters will also set off red smoke bombs and unfurl a giant banner bearing the image of PETA’s more accurate version of the company’s logo.

When:    Thursday, October 18, 12 noon

Where:    Outside the Canada Goose store, 101 Wooster St., New York

“Every Canada Goose coat represents the suffering of coyotes who were caught in painful steel traps and geese whose throats were slit,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on shoppers to refuse to give a dime to this cruel company until it stops selling items for which sensitive animals are tormented and killed.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—has released a video exposé revealing that workers at a Canada Goose down supplier rounded up terrified geese who piled on top of one another in an attempt to escape, causing suffocation and death. Coyotes used for the company’s fur trim can suffer in traps for days before they’re shot or bludgeoned to death. Trapped coyote mothers desperate to get back to their starving pups have even attempted to chew off their own limbs to escape.

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