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PETA activists lined Ouellette Avenue in downtown Windsor, on 31 January 2018, to protest the cruelty to animals in the manufacture of clothing.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

PETA activists lined Ouellette Avenue in downtown Windsor, on 31 January 2018, to protest the cruelty to animals in the manufacture of clothing.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

PETA Decries Animal Cruelty In Windsor (Graphic)

PETA activists, in Windsor on 31 January 2018, hold placards depicting coyotes caught in leg-hold traps.Photo by Ian Shalapata.
PETA activists, in Windsor on 31 January 2018, hold placards depicting coyotes caught in leg-hold traps.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(WINDSOR, ON) – Demonstrators from PETA were on hand in Windsor today to bring awareness to the plight of coyotes and Canada Geese. The seemingly disparate animals are tired together in the products of down coat manufacturer Canada Goose.

The company, according to PETA, is responsible for the unnecessary cruelty to coyotes who are leg-hold trapped for their fur while mistreating geese to harvest down for the coats.

“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,” said Tracy Reiman, executive vice president with PETA. “PETA is calling on shoppers to reject Canada Goose’s cruelty and shop vegan.”

A PETA video depicts the Canada Goose jackets with disturbing footage of a trapped coyote, and a new PETA exposé suggests that geese were crushed and suffocated at Canada Goose’s down supplier.

A PETA activist wears a "fur coat" symbolizing the cruelty to animals as she passes out literature in Windsor on 31 January 2018.Photo by Ian Shalapata.
A PETA activist wears a “fur coat” symbolizing the cruelty to animals as she passes out literature in Windsor on 31 January 2018.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

On the company website, Canada Goose says it ethically sources the animal products that go into their garments.

“We understand and respect that some people think animal products should never be used in any consumer products, however we do not share that view,” Canada Goose says. “We are committed to providing full transparency about how we make our products, including the ethical sourcing and responsible use of animal products.”

In addition to the usual activists carrying signs, the PETA demonstration, at University Avenue and Ouellette Avenue, included the presence of two dead “geese” and a body-painted “coyote” caught in a bloody trap.

In place of using animals in the manufacture of clothing, PETA suggests that cruelty-free synthetic apparel is a better choice and better product.

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A body painted "coyote" caught in a leg-hold trap was part of a PETA demonstration in Windsor on 31 January 2018. PETA activists were bringing awareness to the cruelty to animals in the manufacture of Canada Goose winter coats.Photo by Ian Shalapata.
A body painted “coyote” caught in a leg-hold trap was part of a PETA demonstration in Windsor on 31 January 2018. PETA activists were bringing awareness to the cruelty to animals in the manufacture of Canada Goose winter coats.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.
A PETA protest in Windsor, on 31 January 2018, included two "geese" as part of a Canada Goose logo display in protest of the company's use of down in the manufacture of winter coats.Photo by Ian Shalapata.
A PETA protest in Windsor, on 31 January 2018, included two “geese” as part of a Canada Goose logo display in protest of the company’s use of down in the manufacture of winter coats.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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