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When fashion and sports collide: George Laraque calls out the Leafs for endorsing Canada Goose

Retired NHL player George Laraque isn’t happy with the Toronto Maple Leafs. No, he isn’t some curmudgeon complaining from a rocking chair because he’s no longer fit for the ice; he doesn’t like that the Leafs are endorsing a fox fur–trimmed Canada Goose jacket, because he believes it’s cruel to animals. According to the Toronto Star, Laraque wrote a letter to Leafs GM Brian Burke saying the team should make the “compassionate decision never to promote the cruel fur trade again.” His anger stems from PETA’s claims that coyotes and other animals trapped for their fur often suffer for days before dying of exposure, frostbite, shock or infection, details that he also included in his letter. Burke says the Leafs will not change their minds. Maybe Burke just wants to be affiliated with a winning product? Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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