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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

Press Release

TRADER JOE'S: DON'T PROFIT FROM CRUELTY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: KILEY BLACKMAN
adow@adow.org
www.adow.org  

PHOTO OP WITH RESCUED DUCKLINGS!

Scarsdale, NY On Saturday, September 20, 2003, Animal Defenders of Westchester will join The Duck's Voice and other local activist groups, for a demonstration outside Trader Joe's Natural Market, 727 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. to protest their sale of foie gras.

Foie gras, or 'fatty liver,' is produced by shoving a long metal pipe down the throat of a de-billed duck or goose, and forcing food in till her liver bursts. According to a PETA investigation, terrified birds, who choke and defecate in distress, wind up with infected neck wounds so severe that water spills out when they drink. The result of the force feeding is hepatic lipidosis; the liver becomes diseased - swollen, pale and lumpy.

Trader Joe's Natural Market prides itself on being sensitive to, and involved with the community. They make donations of food and services to events given by the Hispanic and the Gay community on a regular basis; they were receptive to complaints about genetically- modified food and duck meat suppliers that were proven to be inhumane - and TJ discontinued its association with both! We are asking them to extend the same consideration now.

Come and meet the ducklings! Two ducklings rescued from a Hudson Valley foie gras factory had bloody beaks, proof these facilities de- beak, though they deny it; when first rescued the babies would cry if their beaks were accidentally touched. Our little duck friends will be on hand for our demonstration, to show what these beautiful beings endure for this obscene 'delicacy.'

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