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Help Ban the Sale of Foie Gras in New York City!

6.14.19On Tuesday, June 18, Intro 1378a bill to ban the sale of foie gras in NYCwill be heard by the New York City Council Health Committee!

Cruel foie gras (French for fatty liver) is produced by force-feeding ducks and geese with cornmeal in order to enlarge their livers ten times the their natural size. This force-feeding, known as gavage, results in a number of injuries, including bruising or perforation of the esophagus; hemorrhaging and inflammation of the neck due to the repeated insertion of a pipe down the throat; and asphyxia caused by food improperly being forced down the trachea.

Force-fed ducks and geese are also prone to many illnesses and diseases like hepatic lipidosis, bacterial and fungal infections, malnourishment, and lameness. As a result of this horrific process, the mortality rates for force-fed ducks and geese are 10 to 20 times higher than those for ducks and geese aren't force-fed.

California and numerous countries like Argentina, Italy, and the Germany have already enacted bans on foie gras. 

NYC: Help ban cruel foie gras!

1. Submit a letter of support for Intro 1378! Click here for more information and urge your council members to support this bill!

2. Attend the rally and hearing to ban foie gras! Click here to RSVP.

  • WHEN: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 9 am
  • WHERE: New York City Hall (Across from 250 Broadway, Lower Manhattan)

*Please note: These actions are for New York City residents only.

 

Click here to learn more about cruel foie gras.

 

 

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