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Popular coat manufacturer Canada Goose may be beloved for their trademark coyote fur-lined jackets, but they're now being hit with horrific animal cruelty accusations.
A complaint has reportedly been filed by the Animal Justice Canada Legislative Fund, who claims the company has "deliberately deceived consumers, exploited animal welfare concerns with disingenuous marketing and concealed the reality of chilling cruelty and animal suffering," according to the 'Daily Mail.'
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The complaint goes on to state that the coyote fur used was obtained by trappers in an unethical way. The animals are allegedly caught in leg hold traps that inflict significant injuries, including fractures, severed tendons and ligaments and severe bleeding.
Instead of killing the coyotes with a bullet, which spoils the pelt, trappers often club, suffocate or strangle them to death.
Celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Erin Heatherton and Krysten Ritter have all been seen sporting the brand.
Actress Krysten Ritter wears a Canada Goose jacket on set. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Canada Goose maintains that they are "deeply committed to the preservation of our global environment and the humane treatment of animals." They also insist that they never misinformed costumers.
"Our company is built on honesty and authenticity so we have gone to great lengths to be as open as possible about why we use fur on our products, how it is sourced, and the government-regulated practices of the Canadian fur industry," a spokesperson said.