(US-va) Fwd: Join us Friday to urge 1 N. Belmont to stop serving foie gras
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Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 23:35:36 GMT
From: "In Defense of Animals" <alerts@...>
The production of foie gras--the fattened liver of ducks and geese--is
ranked as one of the cruelest forms of animal agribusiness. On the only
two foie gras producing farms in the U.S., investigators documented
ducks crammed in waste covered sheds, suffering and dying from organ
rupture from nearly four pounds of corn mush being mechanically forced
each day through pipes shoved down their throats. The birds are forced
twice daily to ingest much more than they willingly would which often
results in painful and life threatening injuries for the traumatized
A group of concerned citizens have been gathering at Richmond restaurant
1 North Belmont to protest the restaurant's offering of foie gras.
Activists in other parts of the country have successfully urged
restaurant owners to remove foie gras from their menus. We need your
help in convincing 1 North Belmont that the public is not okay
with shoving pipes down the throats of ducks and geese and forcing them
to consume so much food they are on the verge of organ rupture to
produce a "delicacy." Please join us this Friday in front of 1 North
Belmont Restaurant, as we show restaurant patrons the reality of foie
Where: 1 North Belmont Restaurant,
1 North Belmont Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221
When: Friday, June 3, 6 p.m.
Please let me know if you plan to attend or if you have any questions.
Contact Kristie Phelps at 757-423-0093 or Kristie@... [mailto:
Kristie @ idausa.org].
In addition, please send a polite letter or call Frits Huntjens, owner
of 1 North Belmont urging him to remove the cruel dish from the menu as
well as the three other Richmond area resturants that serve foie gras.
Visit www.StopForceFeeding.com for more information on foie gras and
for sample letters.
Frits Huntjens chef/owner
1 North Belmont Restaurant
1 North Belmont
Richmond, VA 23221
Tel.: (804) 358-0050
10190 W Broad St
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Tel.: (804) 747-9484
Michael Carragher, Chef
1007 Lafayette St.
Richmond, VA 23221-1156
Tel.: (804) 355-3380
Michael Knight, Chef/owner
Dining Room at Berkeley Hotel
1200 E Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel.: (804) 225-5105
Michael Hall, Executive Chef
Thank you for all that you do for animals!
Why do you think that you're superior to me?
Is it because you can "talk"?
I just speak a different language from yours.
Please don't mistreat me.
Your ignorance is not my fault.
---Cynthia Hendrick "SinDee"