Wirral School Commended for Canada Goose Jacket Ban

For Immediate Release:

20 November 2018


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


PETA Applauds Woodchurch High School for Anti-Bullying Action

Wirral, Merseyside – After learning that Woodchurch High School has banned pupils from wearing outerwear made by Canada Goose, Moncler, and Pyrenex – brands that are known to trim the hoods of many of their coats with animal fur – PETA rushed a letter to head teacher Rebekah Phillips to thank her for making a kind decision that will benefit both children and animals.

In the letter, PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – points out that bullying and cruelty are woven into the very fabric of fur-trimmed jackets made by Canada Goose and other brands . –  doing so is the very ” .

“No one deserves to be bullied, abused, or killed because of their  ,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Woodchurch High School’s compassionate decision to ban brands that bully animals sends a powerful message of inclusion and kindness, and we encourage every school to follow its example.”

Coyotes, whose fur is used to trim Canada Goose jackets, are often caught in steel traps that slam shut on their limbs, cutting to the bone, and they may suffer for days from blood loss, gangrene, and attacks by predators before being shot or bludgeoned to death. Other brands use fur obtained from farms in Europe, in China, or elsewhere, where animals are confined to tiny wire cages, denied the opportunity to do anything that’s natural and important to them, and killed by electrocution, neck-breaking, or drowning. Some are even skinned alive.

PETA’s letter is available here. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.