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Animal Rights Group Calls on the Retailer to Be ‘Champion for Animals’
What: Covered only with gold body paint and holding a banner that reads, “Canada Goose, Be a Champion for Animals: Ditch Down”, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will protest outside Lotte Department Store in Seoul just a day before the Winter Olympic Games begin in Pyeongchang.
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 suffering of geese who were trampled, suffocated, and slaughtered,” says PETA 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: Thursday, February 8, 12 noon
Where: Outside Lotte Department Store’s main branch on Namdaemun-ro, at the intersection with Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
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Broadcast-quality video footage will be available upon request. For more information, please visit PETAAsia.com.