For immediate release:
March 5, 2021
Moira Collie 202-483-7382
Atlanta – After the Canadian goose announced a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the annual All-Star Game, which is already at the center of controversy due to its being held during the pandemic, PETA today sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver urging him to reconsider this partnership of the infamous violent fur trader and feathers.
“No league should welcome a partnership with a company whose name is synonymous with brutality,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA urges the NBA not to team an overpriced animal cruelty advocate like Canada Goose and instead score a partnership with a modern vegan outerwear company. “
PETA, whose motto is in part that “animals are not in our hands” – opposes specisism, which is a worldview focused on human excellence. For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…
This is followed by a letter from PETA Silver.
March 5, 2021
National Basketball Association
Dear Mr. Silver:
With all the controversy surrounding the NBA’s decision to host the All-Star Game this weekend in Atlanta, despite the ongoing COVID-19 threat, we were surprised to learn that the league is now announcing a new partnership with Canada Goose. In the midst of a devastating pandemic in which a record number of Americans have lost their jobs and even their homes, the NBA seems to be on a par. more the tone is deaf to selling overpriced outerwear (which only players and team owners can afford) from an infamous brutal company with international campaign against it… I challenge you to prove to your fans that you put their interests above money by replacing Canada Goose with your outerwear partner at the annual NBA All-Star Game.
You may not be aware that the Canada Goose is well known in addition to its exorbitant price tags. humane wash his coat, continuing to support the slaughter of coyotes and birds for fur and down. Coyotes can be trapped indefinitely from broken bones and bleeding wounds before hunters kill them for their fur. Unless the hunters bludgeon, shoot, or kill them in any other gruesome way, they can also die from blood loss, shock, dehydration, frostbite, gangrene, or predator attacks. Everywhere in slaughterhouses, it is customary to hang ducks and geese, which are used for their feathers, upside down, to stun and cut their throats. Canada Goose tries to convince caring consumers that they buy goods made with kindness, but regardless of the supplier’s standards, no animal wants to be killed for its skin.
If the NBA is promoting Canada Goose, it will signal to your millions of fans that you are supporting the violent fur and down industry. Many ethical vegan companies would better represent the NBA and its fans across the country.
Executive Vice President