Foie gras (translated literally from French as "fatty liver" and pronounced 'fwah grah') is produced by cruel and inhumane farming practices. At just a few months old, ducks are confined inside dark sheds and force-fed enormous amounts of food several times a day. A farm worker grabs each duck and, one by one, thrusts a metal pipe down their throats so that a mixture of corn can be forced directly into their gullets. In just a matter of weeks, the ducks become grossly overweight and their livers expand up to 10 times their normal size.
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what you can do The birds slaughtered in foie gras production suffer terribly, but unfortunately many consumers are unaware of the cruelty with which the geese and ducks are raised for this product. Please join the effort to eliminate this cruelty. Here are some ways you can help:
Contact restaurants and grocery stores in your area and encourage them to pledge not to serve foie gras - ask them to serve vegan FAUX GRAS instead!
Order our FREE materials to hand-deliver or mail to restaurants, asking them to have a heart and not serve foie gras.
Join other Farm Sanctuary supporters at a local NO FOIE GRAS PROTEST or start one of your own! If a restaurant or store refuses to remove foie gras, organize a demonstration in front of their establishment. Farm Sanctuary can provide you with materials. Send its name so it can add it to webpage of establishments that serve foie gras to encourage others to contact them as well.
Educate your family, friends, co-workers, and associates about foie gras and encourage them not to eat this inhumane product. Ask them to sign the "Please Say No To Foie Gras" petition.
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper detailing how the foie gras birds are mistreated, or consider sponsoring an advertisement, informing others of the cruelty of foie gras production. Farm Sanctuary can send you information, pictures, and sample text for a newspaper ad.
Place educational displays, with posters, pictures and literature in your local library, health club, school, church, health food store, grocery store, workplace, etc. Materials are available by contacting Farm Sanctuary at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-583-2225 ext. 229.
Ask the AVMA to correct its faulty stance on foie gras production.
Click here for a Question & Answer document about the importance of fighting the foie gras industry
For more information, materials, or if you have any questions, please contact at email@example.com or at 607-583-2225 ext 229.
अध्यक्ष,पीपल्स फॉर एनिमल हरियाणा,
अंतरराष्ट्रीय पशु रक्षा संगठन के भारतीय प्रतिनिधि
Representative of the International Organization for Animal Protection in India,
Chairman, PFA Haryana http://www.pfaharyana.in