Canada Goose: The Scandal Everyone is Oblivious to
Canada Goose parkas are the latest hot ticket for Northeasterners. You have most likely seen Darien residents wearing supposedly the authentic black parkas with furry hoods, and the well-known embroidered patch. Local stores, such as The Darien Sport Shop, Richard’s and Saks Fifth Ave. in Greenwich, and Mitchell’s in Westport, sell these very expensive winter coats.
Unfortunately, the fur that Canada Goose owners adore on their winter coats is not faux. “The Canada Goose Fur Transparency Standard™” states that “…we never purchase fur from fur farms, never use fur from endangered animals, and only purchase fur from licensed North American trappers strictly regulated by state, provincial and federal standards.” If you want to read the company’s entire policy, you can read it here on Canada Goose’s website.
However, their claim that they are being “ethical” with their use of animals is not the case. According to an article posted by PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Toronto based company has a step-by-step process of how they obtain the fur. Wild coyotes’, and sometimes dogs’ and birds’, legs are caught in clamps, and are left to die by loss of blood, dehydration, frostbite, gangrene, attacks by predators, or killed by trappers. The coyotes are skinned and then bodies are discarded. The fur is sent to be sewn onto Canada Goose’s $800 + parkas for fashionable wear.
Junior Amina Mobarik said: “In this day and age, I frankly think it’s unnecessary for us to use real fur when we can synthesize it and have the same amount of warmth.”
Senior Mia Feng said: “I don’t have a problem with anyone eating meat or wearing leather or fur, but I think you should be educated on what happens behind closed doors.”
The use of skinning has been going on for too long. Many ignore the fact that the fur they enjoy wearing comes from a brutal process. It is important for people to understand the process of Canada Goose’s manufacturing procedures before they purchase any of their fur products.