Alexander's Steakhouse in San Francisco is holding a Foie Gras Benefit on Friday, March 30th to raise funds to attempt to overturn California's upcoming foie gras ban, which takes effect on July 1st. This dinner will feature cruel and soon to be illegal foie gras--grossly enlarged liver from ducks force fed massive quantities of food to the point where they are sick and dying. (Photo is from APRL's 2011 animal cruelty investigation of Sonoma Foie Gras).
I have witnessed the horrors of Sonoma Foie Gras with my own eyes. The ducks at Sonoma Foie Gras are absolutely terrified of humans. The claim by chefs that they run up to be fed is pure nonsense. You could see pure terror in the eyes of the ducks upon the very sight of people. They toppled over each other in their pens to get as far back into the pens (and away from humans) as possible. There were ducks that could not get up and ducks that had difficulty standing, walking and breathing. All of the ducks were heavily panting, which is a sign of extreme stress. They were covered in fecal waste and regurgitated corn mash. There were dead ducks and ducks that were very close to death. There were trash cans filled with dead ducks, thrown away like garbage. These same conditions were documented by the Animal Protection and Rescue League at Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Alexander's supplier.
The Foie Gras Benefit will feature six courses of cruel foie gras.
Please sign the petition urging Alexander's Steakhouse to rethink this dinner and its use of this barbaric product!
More information and a newly released video is posted at www.stopforcefeeding.com.