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Outerwear brand Canada Goose uses fur trim from coyotes who are caught in steel traps and shot or bludgeoned to death, and it fills its jackets with down from abused birds.
The company announced that from 2022, it will no longer use fur taken from coyotes whom trappers have recently caught in steel traps and instead use fur that is already on the market or in the supply chain – which is still a product of the cruel actions of trappers. This move also does nothing to help the ducks and geese whose throats are still being slit for their feathers, which are used in its down parkas.
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A PETA U.S. exposé of a former Canada Goose down supplier reveals that workers rounded up panicked geese, grabbing and carrying them by the neck – as they struggled with their entire weight hanging from the neck – and crammed them into densely packed cages for transport to slaughter. After a trip from the farm to the slaughterhouse lasting over five hours, the geese watched, terrified, as other birds right in front of them were shackled and killed – and then it was their turn.
Coyotes, who are trapped in the wild for their fur, can suffer for days while facing blood loss, shock, dehydration, frostbite, gangrene, and attacks by predators. Mothers who are desperate to get back to their starving pups have even been known to chew through their own limbs in an attempt to escape. Animals who survive are often strangled, stamped on, or bludgeoned to death when the trapper returns.
Canada Goose is attempting to "humane-wash" its brand. Don't let it get away with this! Urge the company to stop selling fur and goose down now.