Because of the extreme cruelty involved in the production of foie gras—the diseased and fatty liver of force-fed ducks and geese—many grocery chains, restaurants, and other businesses around the world have stopped selling and serving the vile product. PETA has shared shocking undercover video footage of foie gras farms with Wakefern Food Corp., the parent company of ShopRite, which is the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the U.S., but the company refuses to end its sales of foie gras. Please write to ShopRite and urge the company to stop selling foie gras.
Investigations of foie gras farms in the U.S. and overseas have documented countless sick, dead, and dying birds, including some animals who were found suffering from holes in their necks after pipes had been forced down their throats. One investigation in New York found ducks crammed into wire cages. Animals’ beaks were bloody, and their wings were twisted together. At another foie gras farm, in Europe, birds were found dangling by wires as blood spilled from their neck wounds onto live animals beneath them.
Foie gras production is so cruel that it has been condemned by the pope and is prohibited in 15 countries, and foie gras will be illegal to both produce and sell in California later this year.
Please take a moment to write to ShopRite and politely urge the company to stop selling foie gras at all of its stores.
Send personal letters and polite comments to:
Chairman CEO of Wakefern
Vice President of Consumer and Corporate Communications for Wakefern
Article source: PETA Action Alerts