Video: Jack Harries Says There’s Nothing ‘Colder’ Than Wearing Canada Goose
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19 November 2018
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VIDEO: JACK HARRIES SAYS THERE’S NOTHING ‘COLDER’ THAN WEARING CANADA GOOSE
Filmmaker and Photographer Joins PETA in Urging Shoppers to Steer Clear of Fur-Trimmed and Feather-Filled Coats
London – “When the weather drops, we all want to stay cosy and warm. However, there’s nothing colder than wearing fur from animals who have been violently trapped, killed, and skinned.” That’s the message of a new PETA video featuring filmmaker Jack Harries, who urges, “I’m boycotting Canada Goose, and I hope you will too.”
Harries goes on to explain that coyotes – whose fur is used to trim the brand’s coats and jackets – are caught in steel traps and may suffer for days from blood loss, shock, and dehydration before trappers arrive to strangle, stamp, or bludgeon them to death. Mother coyotes have been known to chew through their own limbs in their desperation to return to their starving pups. He also points out that birds are hurt for Canada Goose’s outerwear, too: the company uses down feathers from ducks and geese whose throats are slit before they’re plunged into scalding-hot water, often while they’re still conscious.
“None of this cruelty is necessary,” says Harries. “Today’s designers and retailers can choose from a variety of fashionable and functional animal-free materials instead of using fur and down. Please join me in urging Canada Goose to stop using fur and down, and let them know that you won’t buy any of their products until they do so.”
“No kind person would knowingly buy a jacket for which coyotes and birds are treated so cruelly, and Jack Harries is helping PETA inform shoppers about the suffering in every stitch of Canada Goose’s coats,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “It’s high time that Canada Goose switched to innovative, cruelty-free faux fur and high-tech insulation, as so many top brands have already done.”
Harries is part of a growing list of celebrities – including Justin Long, Maggie Q, Pamela Anderson, and Sarah Jeffery – who have teamed up with PETA or its affiliates to speak out against Canada Goose.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.