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Tell ShopRite to Drop Foie Gras: petition, sample letter

February 13, 2012

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Because of the extreme cruelty involved in the production of foie gras—the diseased and fatty liver of force-fed ducks and geese—many grocery chains, restaurants, and other businesses around the world have stopped selling and serving the vile product. PETA has shared shocking undercover video footage of foie gras farms with Wakefern Food Corp., the parent company of ShopRite, which is the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the U.S., but the company refuses to end its sales of foie gras. Please write to ShopRite and urge the company to stop selling foie gras.

Investigations of foie gras farms in the U.S. and overseas have documented countless sick, dead, and dying birds, including some animals who were found suffering from holes in their necks after pipes had been forced down their throats. One investigation in New York found ducks crammed into wire cages. Animals’ beaks were bloody, and their wings were twisted together. At another foie gras farm, in Europe, birds were found dangling by wires as blood spilled from their neck wounds onto live animals beneath them.

Foie gras production is so cruel that it has been condemned by the pope and is prohibited in 15 countries, and foie gras will be illegal to both produce and sell in California later this year.


Click on and sign Tell ShopRite to Drop Foie Gras


Click on the ShopRite Webform to leave online message


To Whom It Concerns,

I was shocked to hear that ShopRite sells foie gras in its U.S. stores, even though your company is fully aware of the extreme suffering inherent in producing it. Foie gras production has been condemned by the pope, and it is illegal in more than a dozen countries. Ducks and geese used for foie gras have pipes rammed down their throats two or three times daily so that as much as 4 pounds of grain and fat can be pumped into their stomachs, causing the birds’ livers to become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size.

Please join other grocers, such as Sam’s Club, Costco, Whole Foods, and Target, and stop selling foie gras.

Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent message.



force fed
foie gras is
such misery
is not fit
to sell
so be shoprite
join our anti
foie gras


Karen Lyons Kalmenson

3 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    February 13, 2012 4:30 pm

    force fed
    foie gras is
    such misery
    is not fit
    to sell
    so be shoprite
    join our anti
    foie gras

    FOIE GROSS!!!!!


  2. Mercedes Ellison permalink
    February 14, 2012 9:49 am

    Stop the cruelty!


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