Shocking Exposé Reveals Geese Crushed, Suffocated & Killed At Canada Goose Down Supplier
Photos by PETA
A shocking new undercover video exposé filmed at a Canada Goose down supplier shows that workers rounded up terrified geese, who then piled on top of one another in an attempt to escape. Horrifically, one bird was apparently crushed to death, and others suffocated.
Produced by PETA, the graphic footage reveals that workers then grabbed and carried birds by the neck and shoved them into cramped cages for a journey to the slaughterhouse that lasted more than five hours. There, workers shackled them, hung them upside down, and slit their throats as other birds watched.
PETA has now filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Canadian Competition Bureau challenging Canada Goose’s claim that the animals it uses to make its products are treated humanely.
There is absolutely nothing humane about anything that happens to these poor innocent birds who fall victim to human greed!
As per Canada Goose’s website, they “understand and respect that some people think animal products should never be used in any consumer products, however, we do not share that view. We are committed to providing full transparency about how we make our products, including the ethical sourcing and responsible use of animal products.”
“This is false advertising because there’s nothing ‘humane’ about a process in which geese are trampled and suffocated, grabbed by the neck, and crammed into tiny cages for hours of terror and misery,” said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on consumers to refuse to buy Canada Goose’s cruelly produced coats and anything else stuffed with tormented birds’ down.”
PETA also noted that the geese were sometimes left in transport cages overnight with no food or water and that after the long journey, the cages were filthy with feces and feathers. After slaughter, many birds’ bodies had visibly bruised and broken wings, apparently caused by the long confinement in cramped metal crates.
PETA’s exposé includes footage from Manitoba’s James Valley Colony Farms, which breeds 130,000 geese per year, and South Dakota’s Schiltz Foods, the largest goose slaughterhouse in North America. James Valley Colony Farms, which appears in a Canada Goose promotional video, sends geese to Schiltz for slaughter and sells their down to Canada Goose’s only down supplier, Toronto’s Feather Industries, which claims that it buys only from farms that practice “ethical and humane treatment” of animals.
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.
How many more innocent animals must be senselessly murdered and shocking videos made before this abhorrently cruel madness stops entirely?
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