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4 March 2001 Issue
Week of Action for Ducks

from vivausa@earthlink.net 

Viva! (in the USA and UK) will be holding a Week of Action for Ducks before Easter from April 7 - 14. We want to take the opportunity to educate the public about ducks killed for food and the conditions they live in on factory farms. With all of the Easter ducks out, this will serve as a great contrast to how ducks on factory farms live. These events have proved to be useful in educating consumers about all animals killed for food.

In the USA we will be asking activists to take the message to stores like Whole Foods (Fresh Fields), Trader Joe's and Walmart SuperCenters. These stores currently carry duck meat from factory farms from companies like Grimaud Farms and Maple Leaf Farms. In the US 24 million ducks are killed every year, they are de-billed, force-molted, deprived of adequate amounts of water and thousands are boiled alive in slaughterhouses.

Due to Viva!'s campaigning efforts in England, ducks are no longer de-billed in factory farms.

Please get involved! For more details about these campaigns see our websites.

For more information contact:
Viva!USA at:
info@vivausa.org
www.vivausa.org 

Viva!UK at:
info@viva.org.uk
www.viva.org.uk 

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