Animal Writes
From 29 August 2004 Issue

California Assembly Passes Bill to Ban Foie Gras
From In Defense of Animals - [email protected]

IDA has just learned SB 1520 the bill to ban foie gras is in a desperate state! Their office is overwhelmed by phone calls against it, and they are hardly hearing anything in favor of it.

We desperately need YOUR help to ensure that this humane legislation is enacted.

Please contact Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and urge him to sign SB 1520 into law!

The Honorable Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel.: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 445-4633
Online comment form: 

For more information about foie gras, including video footage and photos from APRL's investigation, please visit

Sample Letter

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,
I am writing to ask that you pass bill SB 1520 into law. This bill would outlaw the animal cruelty of foie gras production.

To produce foie gras (a duck liver appetizer), ducks are pumped full of huge amounts of food for weeks with large metal pipes in order to enlarge their livers. This causes tremendous pain and suffering to the birds, and the birds are literally on the verge of organ rupture in the days before they are sent to slaughter (many die from this and other injuries).

We cannot allow this horrific industry to continue in our beautiful state. This is an issue of animal torture, and it cannot be tolerated by any civilized society.


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