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Letter: Canada Goose claims of humanely-sourced products questioned

Editor While I do not generally condone acts of vandalism, I do understand why paint was plastered on the store front protesting Canada Goose.
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Editor:

While I do not generally condone acts of vandalism, I do understand why paint was plastered on the store front protesting Canada Goose.

This company continues to portray its product as humanely-sourced when I, together with other animal welfare advocates, am aware of how much suffering was endured in order to obtain the materials for each of these garments.

I am not, as some would suggest, a "bleeding heart." I have spent time on a trapline, attended trapping courses, and understand that trapping is a way of life for many people.

However, after witnessing animals struggling in traps, viewing the footage of the geese being so roughly handled, and reading documented evidence relating to killing neck snares, I cannot possibly agree that these coats are manufactured with humanely-sourced animal products.

In my opinion, the company Canada Goose should be ashamed of the blatant falsehoods currently in circulation. The public can, and should, discover the truth by reading information compiled by renowned wildlife biologist Gilbert Proulx who has more than 40 years of field experience, and who is also a hunter and fisherman.

In his book Intolerable Cruelty, he provides proof that animals caught in neck snares, target and non-target species, the majority of the time suffer a prolonged, agonizing death.

Be mindful all year, but especially at Christmas, to demonstrate compassion for all sentient beings, domestic and wild.

Carol Tracey,

Canmore

 



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