About Canada Goose via @furbearers @vincentckma They’re in the news again, and people are asking important questions about #CanadaGoose . While we have other blogs and videos at TheFurBearers.com, we wanted to provide information to those who may be looking for a quick read, or a starting point in understanding why so many stand against Canada Goose. Here are the basics you need to know:
Coyotes don’t want to be caught. #Traps that kill don’t always perform as they should – and in the case of “killing” snares, fail more often than they succeed, leading to slow, agonizing deaths. Traps that restrain have to hold an animal that is desperate to get away, leaving them exposed to the elements, other #animals , and excruciating injuries.
Fur trim isn’t necessary. There is no evidence that #furtrim is necessary to stay warm, or that it’s even more effective than alternatives – and, since most of the population of North America lives in temperate climates, the arctic conditions Canada Goose claims their parkas are designed for are rarely experienced.
Fur isn’t #ethical or #humane . These words are used as marketing by the fur industry and the likes of Canada Goose. They hold no weight as their ethics are based on the idea that killing wildlife is good and necessary, and their concept of humane means nothing given the apparently acceptable level of cruelty seen when the damage and distress caused to animals is witnessed.
Coyotes are essential to ecosystems. Science is mounting that shows the attempted removal of coyotes causes an influx in populations – even if 70% are killed, coyotes return in higher numbers than before. Non-lethal co-existence methods are proving to be more effective at preventing conflict.
Coyotes love their families. Both the parents play a role in rearing #pups , and valuable life lessons like avoiding people and finding appropriate meals need to be taught by them. Adult coyotes mate for life.
We don’t expect Canada Goose to suddenly decide that #coyote #fur trim is cruel. But we do know that most Canadians are, at some level, #compassionate . They just need to be informed of the true cost of their fur trim, see past the fur industry spin