This jacket retails for $1,050.00. Such a large price makes you wonder how it’s made. What makes it so special? But the real question is, is it humane?
Recently Canada Goose has become an extremely popular winter coat brand, and is being marketed as an extremely weather resistant coat. The company was founded in 1957 and recently has become a popular status staple.
Although, recently throughout media, this company has taken a beating for animal abuse.
The Canada Goose states, “We do not condone any willful mistreatment, neglect, or acts that maliciously cause animals undue suffering. Our standards for the sourcing and use of fur, down and wool reflect our commitment that materials are sourced from animals that are not subject to willful mistreatment or undue harm.”
It is clear this company cares deeply about there product, but do they care about the source?
Throughout the past 7 months, PETA has been advertising anti Canada Goose ads to inform people of the horror going on through this company.
Animals are not ours
In one of their recent articles, the company depicts how Canada Goose – traps, kills and skins wild coyotes for the fur trim of each coat.
According to PETA, wild coyotes are trapped in painful metal traps, desperately trying to escape.
The coyote will then suffer for days, remaining stuck in the trap.
Once the coyotes have died, they are skinned for their fur.
The trappers then discard the animal’s body carelessly, and are left with the animal’s fur which is sold to Canada Goose. The fur is sown into the jacket, and worn by a careless person.
In the same article, PETA also reveals that Canada Goose uses geese who are killed in a slaughterhouse for their down. Each animal involved with this company will not die a pleasant way. Their last moments alive are conscious and terrifying.
PETA recommends that to prevent this abuse from continuing, STOP BUYING this product.
Ultimately, always make sure that the clothes you are buying are ethical and sustainable. It is crazy what you can find out if you dig a little deeper.