Ask Aussie Retailers to Ditch Canada Goose

Posted on by PETA Australia

Update: April 22, 2020

Today, Canada Goose announced that in 2022, it will be switching from using fur taken from coyotes whom trappers have recently caught in steel traps to using fur that is already on the market or in the supply chain—which is still a product of cruel actions of trappers. This move may conveniently allow Canada Goose to keep selling its fur-trimmed coats in California when the state’s fur ban goes into effect in 2023 and does nothing to help the ducks and geese whose throats are still being slit for their feathers to be used in its down jackets.

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Despite worldwide outrage over the killing of wild coyotes trapped for the Canada Goose’s fur-trimmed jackets, Australian retailers are still selling these vile products.

Coyotes caught in steel traps can suffer for days and face blood loss, shock, dehydration, frostbite, infection, gangrene, and attacks by predators. Mothers desperate to get back to their starving pups have been known to try to chew through their own limbs in an attempt to escape.

Animals who haven’t already died when the trapper returns are often strangled, stamped on, or bludgeoned to death.

Ducks and geese suffer for Canada Goose jackets as well. Those used for the company’s down fillers are violently killed for both their feathers and meat, and some birds’ throats are slit while they’re still conscious and able to feel pain.

Celebrities such as Justin Long and Maggie Q have spoken out against this cruelty, and PETA US recently purchased shares in Canada Goose in order to take the struggle to protect animals all the way to the boardroom.

There’s nothing warm and cosy about the cruelty that Canada Goose stitches into every one of its jackets.

As winter approaches, please tell your friends and family not to buy Canada Goose products and urge retailers like Lyst, Revolve, and Shopbop to stop selling these items to Australians.

You can post to Facebook using the hashtags #FurIsDead and #CanadaGooseCruelty.

With so many cruelty-free options available today that are durable, innovative, and warm, there’s no need to use real fur or down.