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:
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