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Please Call On Wendy’s to Drop Foie Gras at Restaurants in Japan : Sample Letter

March 24, 2012

PETA

BACKGROUND

Because of the extreme cruelty involved in the production of foie gras, the diseased and fatty liver of force-fed ducks and geese—many restaurants, grocery chains, and other businesses around the world have stopped serving and selling the vile product. PETA has shared shocking undercover video footage of foie gras farms with Wendy’s, who has started selling foie gras in Japan in an effort to re-enter the market, but the company refuses to end its sales. Please write to Wendy’s and urge the company to stop serving 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.

Please take a moment to write to Wendy’s President and Vice President of New Product Marketing and politely urge them to stop selling foie gras in Japan.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Emil Brolick, President, CEO, and Director of Wendy’s
emil.brolick@wendys.com

Liz Geraghty, Vice President, New Product Marketing of Wendy’s
liz_geraghty@wendys.com


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear President Brolick and Vice President Geraghty,

I am greatly disturbed to learn that Wendy’s in Japan is selling foie gras, the production of which inflicts incredible suffering and cruelty upon sentient animals. As such, I respectfully request you take immediate steps to eliminate foie gras from your product list.

Foie gras, French for “fatty liver,” is made from the grotesquely enlarged livers of male ducks and geese. The birds are kept in tiny wire cages or packed into sheds. Pipes are repeatedly shoved down the birds’ throats, and up to 4 pounds of grain and fat are pumped into their stomachs two or three times every day. The pipes puncture many birds’ throats, sometimes causing the animals to bleed to death. This cruel procedure causes the birds’ livers to become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size. Many birds become too sick to stand up. The birds who survive the force-feeding are killed, and their livers are sold for foie gras.

Globally, people have spoken out against the cruelty of foie gras. In 2004, California passed a law banning the sale and production of foie gras, effective this year; his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI denounced foie gras, the force-feeding as being in violation of Biblical principles; and foie gras production has been outlawed in the U.K., Germany, the Czech Republic, Finland, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, and Israel.

As such, I respectfully request you please reconsider and make the compassionate and ethical decision to ban foie gras. You may be interested to know in addition to those people and places indicated above, many regional chefs and colleagues have recently removed foie gras from their menus, and I would love to inform my friends and acquaintances that Wendy’s has joined them by also rejecting this torture and eliminating foie gras. Until such a time, however, I maintain the only ethical decision is to promote a boycott of your establishment and visiting instead the ones that do not sell foie gras.

I look forward to a positive response, however, so that I may visit your establishment again.

Please feel free to watch the following video illustrating in disturbing detail the inherent cruelty of foie gras production:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAzrSl0ztsQ&feature=youtu.be

Thank you for your attention to this urgent issue.

NAME


foie gross as i choose
to call this mess
is cruel, and you should
stop selling it,
yes

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


2 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    March 24, 2012 11:02 am

    foie gross as i choose
    to call this mess
    is cruel, and you should
    stop selling it,
    yes

    Like

  2. linda badham permalink
    March 25, 2012 5:15 pm

    WHO EVER IS INVOLVED IN THIS SICK TREATMENT TO GEESE , I JUST HOPE AND PRAY THEY ALL CHOKE ON SOMETHING THEY ARE EATING , AND THEN A LIGHT GOES ON IN THEIR BRAINLESS HEADS AND THEY FOR THAT FLEETING TIME THINK, OF HOW THE GEESE FEEL BY HAVING SOMETHING INVOLUNTARY GO DOWN THEIR THROATS ! THATS MY EYE FOR AN EYE . AFTER THEY CAN HAVE THE KARMA THEY ALL DESERVE FROM THE GREAT POWERS THAT BE !

    Like

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