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Action Alerts Stop Selling Foie Gras
July 12, 2013

Foie Gras is the enlarged, fatty liver of a goose or duck who has been force fed by having a pipe shoved down her throat and food blasted in till her liver essentially ruptures.  It is considered a 'delicacy.'  This force-feeding has been banned in several countries including Australia and Israel,  and here in Chicago and California, where both sale and production are banned.

foie gras forced feeding

While most modern farming methods are inhumane, the getting of foie gras rises above, video shows birds with gaping holes in their necks where the tube ripped through, birds with broken legs, wings, filthy, sick...and the fact is there is plenty of food available without it, there is  just NO NEED to add such cruelty to the dinner plate

A few years ago ADOW held a peaceful demonstration at Trader Joe's Natural Market in Eastchester, to urge them to stop selling foie gras; a rescue group who'd gotten some babies out of the Hudson Valley facility brought then to show the public the result of purchasing 'foie gras'.  These baby ducks had their bills 'docked,' which is cutting their bills so they don't bite each other due to the overcrowding horror.  Those babies could not eat on their own due to the cutting, and will have to be hand-fed for the rest of their lives.  At that time, Trader Joe's agreed to stop selling foie gras.

Please tell Amazon to stop selling foie gras by signing this petition.  Note: This petition contains graphic video, provided by Mercy for Animals.
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