On Tuesday, a sexy “bunny” greeted the International Olympic Committee, athletes, tourists, and locals ahead of the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang to remind them that champions don’t wear the fur of rabbits and other animals, because it belongs only on its original owners.
Why was this “bunny” willing to freeze her little tail off? A PETA eyewitness investigation of a rabbit-fur farm in China, the world’s largest fur exporter, revealed that terrified animals were confined to filthy cages encrusted with urine and feces and that workers pulled them out by their ears and stunned them with handheld electrical devices as they kicked and screamed. They were then hung upside down and decapitated.
Later in the week, PETA activists protested Canada Goose for its sale of down and fur in Seoul, South Korea.
A recent PETA U.S. video exposé of a Canada Goose down supplier showed workers rounding up panicked 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 the 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.
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.
What You Can Do
Be a champion for animals by always shopping vegan. With so many stylish and toasty cruelty-free alternatives available, there’s no excuse for buying clothes made from animals’ fur or feathers.