In the run up to this month’s Toronto Film Festival, Baywatch superstar and Canadian-native Pamela Anderson has written a letter to the event’s artistic director, urging them to cut ties with the Canada Goose company. According to Anderson, the Canada Goose brand is guilty of a number of crimes against animals, including allowing coyotes to “suffer for days in steel traps.”\nAs an official sponsor of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the Canada Goose clothing company provides necessary funding to the event, which showcases both international and Canadian film-making. However, Anderson is urging TIFF to cut ties with the outerwear brand, and pleading with them to stop accepting what she calls the brand’s “fur-and-feather blood money.”\nIn her letter to the festival’s artistic director, Anderson describes the way that, she says, the Canada Goose company allows animals to "suffer." She writes, “Canada Goose’s ‘standards’ allow for coyotes to suffer for days in steel traps with a broken or bleeding leg before the trapper returns to shoot or bludgeon them to death, and the company’s jackets are stuffed with the down feathers of birds who died violently.”\nLetter to Toronto Film Festival Artistic Director Cameron Bailey @cameron_tiff @TIFF_NET https://t.co/PHt1v3Kbvj— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) September 3, 2019\nShe goes on to add, “In the down industry, birds end up at the slaughterhouse, where they're immobilized, their throats are slit, and their bodies are scalded in defeathering tanks.”\nAnderson then lists a number of designer fashion brands that have made the move away from real fur towards vegan products, but notes that she perceives Canada Goose as seeming unprepared to ‘make the switch.’\nThe Baywatch actress concludes her letter by writing, “I urge you to make this year the last one in which you have Canada Goose as a sponsor," adding that the Berlin International Film Festival cut ties with the company in 2017. She notes, “TIFF has rightfully taken its place in world cinema and can afford to be selective in its sponsorships.”\nCoyotes and birds don’t deserve to be violently killed for the fur & feathers used to make @canadagoose parkas.Canadian-born @pamfoundation is calling on the Toronto International Film Festival to cut ties with #CanadaGoose! #TIFF19 https://t.co/rG6uPHnPa8 pic.twitter.com/rIIWHHpPZM— PETA (@peta) September 4, 2019\nAnderson has long been a prominent activist for animal rights, and is an honorary director with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Over the last few years, Anderson has not held back when speaking out against certain practices in Canada, most recently calling on Alberta’s Premiere to put a stop to the chuckwagon racing at the Calgary Stampede.\nAlthough PETA and Anderson have taken issue with Canada Goose, many don't share that animosity.\nThe brand is a beloved supplier of clothing and winter wear for many both inside and outside of Canada and recently opened a new store in Edmonton.\nA representative of Canada Goose told Narcity: "This is just another example of PETA using their scripted rhetoric in an attempt to mislead consumers. We remain committed to the responsible use and ethical sourcing of all materials in our products, as evidenced by our transparency standards."*\nIn response to Anderson’s most recent comments, Canada Goose have expressed their ‘disappointment’ that PETA, “continues to grossly misinform their celebrity spokespeople about our use and sourcing of fur and down.” Their statement went on to say, “We encourage them to do their research first and not misrepresent the facts.”\nView this post on Instagram 欢迎! It's been two weeks since we opened our doors at the MixC Mall and today we’re taking you inside for a closer look. Explore our newest store in our Stories and discover why we’re thrilled to be in Shenyang, China #CGxShenyang A post shared by Canada Goose (@canadagoose) on Aug 31, 2019 at 12:33pm PDT\nCanada Goose insists that they are “committed to the responsible use and ethical sourcing of all materials in our products.”\nThere are a number of animal rights protests planned for TIFF’s opening night, and throughout the festival.\nThe Toronto Film Festival begins on Thursday, Sept. 5.\n*This article has been updated.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.