Bodypainted as a Coyote, Glamour Model Rhian Sugden Protests Canada Goose’s Use of Fur
For Immediate Release:
29 November 2017
Olivia Jordan +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]
BODYPAINTED AS A COYOTE, GLAMOUR MODEL RHIAN SUGDEN PROTESTS CANADA GOOSE’S USE OF FUR
Beauty Joins PETA’s Campaign to End Trapping and Killing of Coyotes for Fur-Trimmed Coats
London – In an eye-catching demonstration outside Canada Goose’s new European flagship store today, international lingerie model Rhian Sugden posed nearly nude, bodypainted as a coyote and holding a sign reading, “Coyotes Suffer for Canada Goose.” Her action is part of PETA’s campaign urging the retailer to drop coyote fur and switch to innovative, cruelty-free faux fur.
“Coyote fur belongs on coyotes, not coats,” says Sugden. “There’s nothing glamorous about the way animals are killed for their skins. After learning about the suffering they endure, I had to take action, and I urge everyone to join me in saying no to Canada Goose’s cruelly produced outerwear.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – notes that Canada Goose’s fur trim comes from coyotes who are caught in barbaric, bone-crushing steel traps. They can sustain horrific injuries and languish for days before eventually dying of hunger, thirst, or blood loss. Some are so desperate to escape that they attempt to chew through their own limbs.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.