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PETA Supporters Want the Public to Know That Birds Are Crushed, Suffocated at Retailer’s Down Supplier
What: Wearing goose masks and dressed in white, a flock of PETA members will protest on Wednesday outside Canada Goose’s Tokyo flagship store.
A recent PETA U.S. video exposé of a Canada Goose down supplier showed workers rounding up terrified geese, who piled on top of one another in an attempt to escape. At least one bird was apparently crushed to death, and others suffocated. Workers shoved surviving birds into cramped cages for a long journey to the slaughterhouse, where they were shackled and hung upside down and their throats were slit.
“Anyone who buys or sells a Canada Goose coat is responsible for the geese who were trampled, suffocated, and slaughtered,” says PETA Asia Vice President Jason Baker. “PETA is calling on shoppers to refuse to buy Canada Goose’s fur-and-feather coats and to choose warm vegan outerwear instead.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—notes that Canada Goose’s coats are also trimmed with fur from coyotes, who can suffer in traps for days before they’re shot or bludgeoned to death.
When: Wednesday, January 17, 12 noon
Where: Outside Canada Goose’s flagship store, 2 Chome-22-16 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001
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Broadcast-quality video footage is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETAAsia.com.