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The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)—one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world—continues to accept Canada Goose's sponsorship money, even though TIFF leadership knows that the company uses fur from wild coyotes who are caught in painful steel traps and down from birds who are violently slaughtered.
Both geese and coyotes are known to cooperate with and support members of their own species, and when they choose a mate, they generally stay with them for life. But when trapped, coyotes can suffer for days with broken bones and wounds before trappers return to bludgeon or shoot them or kill them in some other violent manner. Mothers desperate to get back to their pups have even been known to try to chew off their legs. And birds used for their down are inevitably sent to the slaughterhouse, where standard practice is to hang them upside down, stun them, and then slit their throats.
After hearing from PETA about the way coyotes whose fur is used on Canada Goose jackets are violently killed, the Berlin International Film Festival confirmed that it had cut ties with the company in 2017. By continuing to accept Canada Goose's sponsorship, TIFF is supporting speciesism in the form of exploitation of coyotes and birds. Please help animals today by urging TIFF to end its partnership with Canada Goose as long as it continues to use real fur and down.