Stop sale of foie gras!
CALL-IN AGAINST FOIE GRAS SATURDAY!
Voices for Animals of Western Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh-based animal advocacy organization, has been running a campaign against the sale of foie gras at Laforet restaurant (a Pittsburgh French restaurant) for over a year. Laforet refuses to stop selling foie gras and even refuses to meet with Voices for Animals to even discuss the issue. They stubbornly persist in supporting the extreme cruelty of the foie gras industry.
Foie gras production is one of the cruelest forms of factory farming. To produce it, ducks and geese are force fed a third of their body weight in food each day until their livers become grossly enlarged up to ten times their normal size. This creates a serious and painful liver disease: hepatic lipidosis. Force feeding wreaks such terrible havoc on these birds� bodies that many ducks are not able to walk or even stand up properly. Past investigations at foie gras farms have revealed conditions of the most deplorable nature. Ducks were kept in such tight confinement that little room is allowed for any movement, ducks are denied any water to swim in, and many ducks were uncovered who were severely sick or dying from disease, infection, and force-feeding induced conditions.
Dozens of countries have banned foie gras production, legislation is being posed in several states in the U.S. to outlaw the production and sale of the product, and restaurants are dropping it from their menus all over the country, including ten in Pittsburgh . Yet Lafor�t continues to adamantly ignore our request to remove foie gras from the restaurant, despite being informed multiple times about the cruelty and suffering behind foie gras production. Lafor�t needs some persuasion to finally do the right thing and stop selling foie gras.
Please, wherever you live, take part in our National Call-In against foie gras, and call Lafor�t this Saturday, February 4th, during their business hours of 5:00 PM to 11 PM EST.