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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704


Local foie gras laws are easier to enact

Published in METRO (www.METRO.US) 9/7/06:

Thank you for reporting that New Jersey has introduced legislation to ban foie gras (8/29).  To view the sad results of force-feeding to make foie gras, visit  You will see birds with ruptured, infected throats; birds whose livers are so swollen that they cannot walk normally, but rather drag themselves along by their wings; you will see a live bird, too weak to escape, being eaten by a rat.  

Though a ban on foie gras production is currently in the NYS legislature, a similar ban is currently in Committee before the Westchester County Board of Legislators.  It should be easier to enact a local law on this topic than at the state level; Westchester will be the first such venue.

Kiley Blackman

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