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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

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Stop Foie Gras Production

Report: Foie Gras Demo

Note: as a result of our contacts, demo and letters to the editor, all Trader Joe's stores have stopped selling foie gras.

22 September 2003

First, a huge thanks to everyone who participated in the foie gras demo outside Trader Joe's in Scarsdale - Jim, Yliana, Julie, Chicky, Louise and Bob, Taffy, Kim of The Duck's Voice and myself were outside Trader Joe's almost four hours, talking and giving literature to a receptive public, hopefully opening minds and hearts to this culinary horror; many did not know TJ sold it, and supported our effort. I will be following this up with TJ reps.

The downside was that we had a total media black-out, despite the fact that Kim brought two precious foie gras survivors who were eager to 'quack' their story for reporters.

This absolutely broke my heart.

THE NEGLIGENT NATURE OF THE PRESS IS ALL THE MORE REASON WHY IT IS URGENT WE COME OUT AND PUT LITERATURE INTO THE HANDS OF STRANGERS, WHO WILL ENABLE US TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE. The literature also told how the public can put pressure on govt. officials to stop foie gras production in NYS.

Bills in the Senate and the Assembly against foie gras production languish apparently due to a strong farm lobby; but we can get it out of Trader Joe's - and that will be one more brick removed from the foundation of the foie gras industry.

Jessica Lamoureaux, Customer Relations:
PH (781) 455-7310 FAX (781) 455-7369
Note: Trader Joe's Stopped Selling Foie Gras

Also please consider leafletting outside your local stores that sell foie gras. I would be happy to send a copy of the leaflet we used. This is a 100% winnable issue!

I will be posting media follow-up suggestions shortly.

 


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