Stop Force Feeding - Delicacy is no excuse for cruelty
people who need to hear about this cruelty the most!
Many local and national animal
rights groups around the country are teaming up to launch a serious
outreach campaign directed at restaurants that serve foie gras.
Large scale posters are being
printed that depict the dead and dying ducks inside of foie gras farms
taken during APRL's animal cruelty investigation of the foie gras
industry (StopForceFeeding.com). We need people and animal
protection groups from around the country to hold these outside foie
gras serving restaurants for customers to see.
Instead of (or in addition to)
the organizing of large protests, we are ultimately going to be the most
effective when smaller groups of people are outside of the same
restaurant with the posters nearly every night until they stop serving
Too often the energy dies down
when the protest goes away, and animal abusers feel that they are in the
clear. We need to show foie gras serving restaurants that we will NOT go
away as long as ducks are having metal pipes jammed down their throats
and massive quantities of food pumped into them.
People need to commit to being
out there one, two or even seven days a week during the busiest
restaurant hour(s). Often this is between 7pm and 8pm, but it can vary
depending on the restaurant.
Thank you for being a voice for
What you can
Distribute Foie Gras Brochures
In Defense of Animals (IDA) has produced a new
brochure exposing the cruelty of foie gras production. The brochure is
perfect for friends or family who eat foie gras or for restaurant-goers
who may be unaware of the animal cruelty they are supporting by
purchasing foie gras. IDA is pleased to send you free copies of this
brochure for you to distribute. To order, email
number of brochures you would like along with your name and address.
Show "Delicacy of Despair" Video
IDA is pleased to help distribute "Delicacy of
Despair," a dramatic video produced by GourmetCruelty.com, a Washington,
D.C.-based advocacy group that captured striking undercover footage at
Hudson Valley Foie Gras in New York. If you are doing a demonstration
and have a battery or generator to operate a TV and VCR, we can send you
a looped video of "Delicacy of Despair." Click here to view segments
from the video:
http://www.gourmetcruelty.com/videos.php. This will make the case
against foie gras far more effectively than any brochure. We can also
send you a regular copy of the 11-minute video to educate family and
friends. To order, email
firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your name and address and
whether you'd like a looped or regular copy.
Urge Restaurant Owners to Take Foie
Gras Off the Menu
When Traci des Jardins of Jardiniere restaurant in San Francisco learned
of the cruelty of foie gras production, she pulled it from her menu.
Some restaurant owners or managers may simply be unaware of the cruelty
involved. Dine only at restaurants that do not serve foie gras, and ask
those that do to take it off their menu or face the loss of your
IDA has compiled information about foie gras
production into a packet geared toward restaurant and store owners and
managers who currently sell foie gras. The packet includes our brochure,
the "Delicacy of Despair" video geared specifically toward restaurants,
and a letter. By persuading restaurant and storeowners to stop carrying
it, we can reduce the demand for, and accessibility of, foie gras. To
order a restaurant pack, email
email@example.com and let us know your name and address and how
many restaurants you'd like to approach.
Write a Letter to the Editor About
Write letters to the food editors of newspapers and magazines to make
sure they are aware of the cruelty inherent in foie gras production, and
to ask that they not promote or glamorize it in their publications.
Keep your eyes open for articles in newspapers or
magazines about foie gras (and animal issues in general). If you see
an article in the food section about foie gras or an article about
efforts to ban it, seize the opportunity to write a letter to the editor
of the newspaper or magazine. Letters should be concise (less than 200
words), polite, and include your full contact information (including
your address and phone number; the paper won't print this information
but needs it to verify the author).
Thank you for your compassion and for all you can do
to help put an end to foie gras production. For more information,
contact Kristie Phelps at
Kristie@idausa.org or 757-423-0093.
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