sixfootredhead wrote: ↑Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:25 amNeither. Unless you support animal suffering.
Did you know that the coyote fur trim used for Canada Goose jackets is obtained through ‘trapping’ coyotes in steel leg traps? It’s a very cruel and indiscriminate way of hunting animals (not that any way is humane) and often the coyotes (or other random non-targetted animals) are left for days in these steel traps until the trappers return. In that time the animal may have died of shock/exposure/dehydration or may have tried to gnaw it’s own leg off to get back to it’s pups. If it’s alive when the trapper returns it can look forward to being bludgeoned to death or shot in the head.
There is absolutely no need to support this kind of cruelty and the amount of mums I see on the school run wearing dog (wearing Canada Goose) while walking their own dogs is shocking. There seems to be a massive disconnect or a simple lack of giving a damn.
There are plenty of ethical and technically superior brands to buy that keep you warm. Save the Duck and Hoodlamb are two brands. Hoodlamb make clothes for Sea Shepherd so they know a thing or two about keeping people warm and Save the Duck make artic level clothing. They’re also not cheap but are high quality.
It’s actually sickening to see people supporting brands like Cananda Goose. If they don’t know what they are buying that’s one thing (although I don’t understand how people don’t inform themselves of these things) but when they do know they basically make a statement when they give a company like that their money that their appearance and desire to fit in are more important than the lives of other species. This is everything that is wrong in the world.