Urge Polar Bears International to Cut Ties With Canada Goose

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Polar Bears International (PBI)—an organization that claims to care about wildlife—has teamed up with Canada Goose to promote a collection of coyote fur–trimmed and down-filled jackets.

Canada Goose sells fur from coyotes who can suffer in traps for days and face blood loss, shock, dehydration, frostbite, gangrene, and attacks by predators. Those who don't succumb to the elements, infection, or attacks by predators are often shot, strangled, stomped on, or bludgeoned to death when the trapper returns.

The company's cruelty doesn't end there—each jacket is stuffed with the down feathers of birds who suffered terribly. Workers at one of the company's featured suppliers were seen grabbing geese by the neck, often two in each hand, and cramming them into transport trucks so tightly that they couldn't lift a wing. They were forced to endure these conditions for a more-than-five-hour journey to the slaughterhouse.

If PBI truly cared about preserving wildlife, it wouldn't promote fur and down, especially when there are many durable, warm, and cruelty-free alternatives available today. Several companies—such as HoodLamb, Save the Duck, and Wully Outerwear—are fur- and down-free, and many others, such as Arc'teryx, Helly Hansen, and The North Face, are fur-free and offer many items using down-alternative technology.

Please, speak up for coyotes and geese who suffer greatly to make fur-trimmed and down-filled jackets and ask PBI to end its partnership with Canada Goose now.

Steven C.
Amstrup
Polar Bears International

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