Wegmans supermarket recently pleased animal activists when they removed foie gras from the menu at three cooking classes in New York and Pennsylvania. However, Wegmans does continue to sell foie gras at their supermarkets.
By omitting foie gras from the menu, Wegmans has admitted that it is a cruel product. This is a tremendous first step for a supermarket, and hopefully now Wegmans will consider removing foie gras from the shelves for good.
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- Consumer Affairs, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
- CEO, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
- President, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
- Wegmans Supermarket
I recently read on Change.org that Wegmans continues to sell foie gras at your supermarkets. I am writing to urge Wegmans to pull this cruel product from your shelves.
Wegmans recently pulled foie gras from three upcoming cooking-class menus, and I applaud the supermarket for that compassionate decision. It shows that Wegmans is willing to listen to your customers and is interested in promoting foods with better animal welfare standards.
I must ask, however, why Wegmans continues to sell foie gras at all? Foie gras is an exceptionally cruel food, produced by force-feeding ducks or geese to enlarge their livers to more than 10 times their normal size. This process sometimes results in holes in a bird's sensitive neck, and the birds are kept in filthy, crammed conditions while they wait to be force-fed.
It was the right decision to pull foie gras from the Wegmans cooking class menus. Please take the next step and stop selling foie gras at all Wegmans locations.
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