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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

Foie Gras: A most inhumane torture for ducks and geese

From 'The Ducks' Voice' Oct. 4, 2003

A foie gras protest was held on Saturday October 4, 2003 on the corner of College Street and Chapel Street, across from Zinc Restaurant at 964 Chapel Street. We chose this location because Zinc had been known to serve foie gras on their specialties menu, and attempts at communication hade been met with brusque disinterest in the subject.

We set up a tent, table and many poster size photos of the recent investigation by www.gourmetcruelty.com . Three news papers came out and took pictures and reports. Yale Daily News was one of them.

Sarah Blum walked across the New Haven Green, she was one of the first to arrive and came a long way to be there. She thanked us for spreading the word and delivered two under-cover tapes from Hudson Valley foie gras farm in Ferndale New York.

Kiley Blackman from New York came out and spoke for hours on the megaphone to the public about the cruelties of the foie gras production, imploring New Haven, "please do not eat foie gras!"

Monroe activists came out in the rain and showed so much support, and many New Haven people held signs in the streets. Some of the posters read: Foie Gras Kills, Please Choose Compassionate Delicacies, Does this look like a delicacy to you?, Force Feeding Ducks Sucks! We handed out 45 t-shirts and lots of flyers. The public's response was very good and showed wonderful support to our cause, thank you to everyone involved!

Some people entering Union League (a restaurant that serves foie gras) said they support removing foie gras. The manager came out and glared at us from across the street as we held posters of sick, suffering ducks and signs saying, Foie Gras is Torture. There was a large wedding party going on inside.

Zinc had a stuffed duck in their window with a pink slip that read, "We are foie gras free, check our menu!!" We consider getting foie gras off of Zinc's menu a huge success, the two weeks of spreading awareness has paid off. Thank you to Zinc.

We would also like to thank Bill Plunkett of Clinton CT for sponsoring The Ducks' Voice protest. Thank you Bill!

2,500 flyers were passed through New Haven and many in New Haven have become aware of the cruelties involved in the foie gras production.


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