PETA ‘Goose’ Protests Opening of Flagship Canada Goose Store on London’s Regent Street
Within minutes of opening its first European flagship store in London, Canada Goose saw its first protesters.
Accompanied by a giant “goose” and holding signs reading, “Geese Suffer for Canada Goose,” PETA members staged a peaceful demonstration outside the Regent Street store, calling on consumers to refuse to buy the brand’s cruelly produced coats.
The protest follows the release of a new PETA US exposé of a Canada Goose down supplier, which reveals that workers rounded up panicked geese, grabbing and carrying them by the neck, as they struggled with their entire weight hanging from their necks, and crammed them into densely packed cages for transport to slaughter. After a trip from the farm to the abattoir lasting over five hours, the geese watched, terrified, as others right in front of them were shackled and killed – until it was their turn. Many styles of Canada Goose jackets also come with fur trim, for which coyotes are caught in the wild in steel traps, where they can languish for days before being shot or bludgeoned to death.
Take Action Now
Please urge Canada Goose to stop selling down and fur immediately, and let the company know that you won’t buy any of its products until it does so. With so many humane, warm materials available today, including PrimaLoft, Thinsulate, ThermoBall, and Plumtech, there’s no excuse for using down.