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7/19/12: 29,442 signatures sent to the USDA. Please continue to sign for this important cause if you haven't already!
Goal: 65,000 Progress: 49,003
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

The pain that ducks and geese raised for foie gras experience is unspeakable. Foie gras — enlarged duck or geese liver — is a well-known delicacy.

But there's an ugly dark side to foie gras because of the way it is produced. Birds are force-fed a corn substance through long tubes that are forced down their throats. This happens many times a day until the livers have become enlarged and diseased. At this time, the birds are killed and the liver is sold as foie gras.

There is no end to the pain birds endure during this process. The tubes cause internal bleeding and punctures. Some birds are fed so much they simply burst or choke to death on their own vomit.

It's a grisly industry that exploits innocent animals for simple human pleasure. No one requires foie gras as a dietary need, so there is no reason to continue producing this cruelty-laden product.

Urge the USDA to outlaw foie gras entirely.

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To the Secretary of Agriculture:

As much of a delicacy it might be, foie gras is one of the most cruelty-laden food products. The production of foie gras includes workers shoving tubes down ducks' and geese's throats and force feeding them a corn substance. Over time the birds' livers become diseased and enlarged — this is when they are killed and the foie gras is sold to restaurants.

Some of the birds don't even survive this process as overfeeding can cause their stomachs to literally burst. The feeding tubes can also puncture their esophaguses.

Ducks and geese raised for foie gras live terrible, painful lives. They are kept in tiny cages and live uncomfortably until they are killed.

There is no reason to continue eating this food. Please outlaw the production and consumption of foie gras immediately.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Sep 18, 2017 Pat Wamhof
Sep 18, 2017 Stephanie Ayan
Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 17, 2017 Sue Brewer
Sep 17, 2017 PJ Chambers
Sep 16, 2017 Nora Fagen
Sep 15, 2017 eric archambault
Sep 15, 2017 Jill. Osment
Sep 15, 2017 Ladonna Courey
Sep 14, 2017 Lin Oliver
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 14, 2017 Jackie Enright
Sep 14, 2017 Dawn Barber
Sep 13, 2017 Anna Krohn
Sep 13, 2017 Lois Freeman
Sep 13, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Sep 13, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Sep 13, 2017 KJ Ortiz No bird or animal should undergo such cruelty for the greed of humanity.
Sep 13, 2017 barbara gale
Sep 13, 2017 Maxine Clark
Sep 13, 2017 Amy Agzarian we should not engage in any practice that is cruel and unusual to the life that shares this planet with us
Sep 13, 2017 Shannah Tenner
Sep 11, 2017 Tanya Roland
Sep 11, 2017 Suzanne Meyers
Sep 9, 2017 Michelle Maisonave
Sep 9, 2017 Eleni Panagiotidou
Sep 9, 2017 Joseph Maggiore
Sep 9, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 8, 2017 Adele Kirk
Sep 7, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 6, 2017 Tami Lukachy
Sep 6, 2017 Chris Silcox
Sep 6, 2017 Anthony Rogers
Sep 6, 2017 Diana Martins
Sep 6, 2017 Dawn Carter
Sep 6, 2017 Mary Galiani
Sep 6, 2017 Ankita Jain
Sep 6, 2017 cathy minshall
Sep 5, 2017 Sheila White
Sep 5, 2017 Marilyn Appleby
Sep 4, 2017 June Craigen
Sep 4, 2017 carmela licciardello
Sep 3, 2017 Crystal Gerovac
Sep 3, 2017 Laura Kasparian
Sep 3, 2017 Saddie Al
Sep 3, 2017 Sabine Scheps
Sep 1, 2017 keely gleason
Sep 1, 2017 Joan Winchester
Sep 1, 2017 Catherine D.

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