Urge Gelson’s Markets to Stop Selling Foie Gras


Because of the extreme cruelty involved in the production of foie gras—the diseased and “fatty liver” of force-fed ducks and geese—many restaurants and grocery stores around the world have stopped serving and selling it. PETA has shared the shocking undercover video footage of foie gras farms with California-based grocery chain Gelson’s Markets, yet the company continues to sell foie gras in its stores. After thousands of you contacted Gelson’s, the company’s president, Robert E. Stiles, informed PETA that Gelson’s would continue to sell foie gras until the supermarket chain is forced to stop when the California ban against foie gras takes effect in mid-2012.

Please write to Gelson’s and urge the company to stop selling foie gras now.

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, including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.

Please take a moment to write to Robert E. Stiles, president of Gelson’s Markets, and Bernard Briskin, co-founder and board chair of the company, and politely urge them to immediately stop selling foie gras at all of the company’s stores.

Dear [Decision Maker],

[Your Name]

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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