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Animal rights group files complaint against Canada Goose

Animal Justice is challenging marketing claims by the clothing company that the coyotes used in its fur trim have been treated MORE:Animal groups sound alarm over leg traps after wounded dog brought in

The group alleges some of the methods used to catch coyotes, like leg hold and kill traps, are cruel.

Canada Goose buys its fur from a clearing house and pelts come from across Canada, including jurisdictions where traps can be left for up to five days before being checked.

“In that time the animal could suffer from extreme exposure,” said Labchuk.

Canada Goose refused to talk to Global News, sending a statement instead.

“Canada Goose is deeply committed to the preservation of our global environment and the humane treatment of animals.Cheap Jerseys free shipping We never purchase fur from fur farms, never use fur from endangered animals, and only purchase fur from certified Canadian trappers. trapping of fur bearing animals is strictly regulated by the provincial and territorial wildlife departments in Canada. In fact, Canada is the world leader in humane trapping methods, providing the scientific basis for the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS), which establishes the required standards for approval and certification of animal trapping devices.”

The statement was an exact copy of portions of their website.

Animal Justice claimed standards are so low in Canada that it okay for as many 20 per cent of animals caught in either leg hold, or kill traps, to show extreme signs of poor welfare, including broken bones.

However, the Canadian fur industry insisted the traps are humane and that they have strict standards.

animals have been taken legally, around the rules set by the provinces and territories, said Pierre Canac Marquie, a trap research coordinator for the Canadian Trap Research Program.

He said in reality, very few animals suffer. They have found traps work properly in about 95 per cent of cases, well above the 80 per cent minimum. As well, most are checked daily.
Animal rights group files complaint about Canada Goose

Animal Justice an animal rights group that filed the complaint on behalf of six individuals disputes the company claims that its jackets use coyote fur that is ethical and that coyotes are killed humanely.

are trapped in cruel leg hold traps, kill traps and snares that cause severe suffering to coyotes, said Camille Labchuk, a lawyer with Animal Justice.

materials are used by high functioning organizations in very cold environments like many militaries and explorers and there is no evidence that real coyote fur is warmer.

A spokeswoman for Canada Goose said the company is committed to the humane treatment of animals and only purchases coyote fur from certified trappers.

company is built on honesty and authenticity so we have gone to great lengths to be as open as possible about why we use fur on our products, how it is sourced, and the government regulated practices of the Canadian fur industry, Carrie Baker said in an email to The Canadian Press.

many proud Canadians, we don believe that the humane killing of animals for functional purpose is wrong.

Baker added Canada Goose is a for activist groups whose views will never align with ours.

The luxury parka maker, which started out in a small warehouse in Toronto more than 55 years ago, is known for its extreme weather outerwear that is sold in more than 50 countries.

Updated: September 30, 2016 — 4:10 am

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