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Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Foie Gras means "Fat Liver" : ban it in India - Naresh Kadyan

    1. Abhishek Kadyan
    2. Petition by

      Abhishek Kadyan

      Delhi, India



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: campaign@farmsanctuary.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 campaign@farmsanctuary.org or at 607-583-2225 ext 229.

नरेश कादयान 
अध्यक्ष,पीपल्स फॉर एनिमल हरियाणा,
Naresh Kadyan 
अंतरराष्ट्रीय पशु रक्षा संगठन के भारतीय प्रतिनिधि
Representative of the International Organization for Animal Protection in India,
Chairman, PFA Haryana http://www.pfaharyana.in

Recent signatures


    1. Victory! India ban foie gras

      Abhishek Kadyan
      Petition Organizer

      New Delhi: India has banned the import of foie gras, a government notice said, after animal rights activists complained that the method used to produce the duck liver delicacy was cruel.
      "Import policy of the item 'foie gras'... is revised from 'free' to 'prohibited'," the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in the notice on its website.
      An Indian government official could not immediately say, how much of the gourmet food the country imported.
      But Abhishek Kadian, Media Adviser, OIPA in India said the delicacy was being increasingly promoted by upscale restaurants in the country.
      "Fancy restaurants across India are pushing sales of foie gras on their menus -- that's why we were seeking the ban," Sukanya Kadian, Programme Director said, she managed many online petitions, to object on foie gras because it involves the forced feeding of birds to engorge their liver, a process she claimed to painful for the creatures.
      A number of countries such as Denmark, Finland and Germany have already banned the production of foie gras, Naresh Kadian, representative of OIPA in India said.

    2. Reached 750 signatures


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