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 with broken bones and lacerations. Trapped coyotes can face blood loss, shock, dehydration, frostbite, gangrene, and attacks by predators. Those who don't succumb to the elements, infection, or attacks are often shot, bludgeoned, or killed in some other violent manner when the trapper returns.

The company's cruelty doesn't end there—each jacket is stuffed with the down feathers of birds who died violently. Ducks and geese 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.

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 Hemp Tailor, 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 for the fur and down stolen to make jackets, and ask PBI to end its partnership with Canada Goose now.

Steven C.
Amstrup
Polar Bears International

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