TRADER JOE'S: DON'T PROFIT FROM CRUELTY!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: KILEY BLACKMAN
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
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.'