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Ban Cruel Foie Gras in New York City!

Ban Cruel Foie Gras in New York City!

We have a rare opportunity to forever stop an extreme form of animal abuse. Please take a moment to join our efforts to ban foie gras sales in New York City.

To produce foie gras (French for fatty liver), ducks and geese have large metal pipes forced down their throats so they can be pumped with more feed than they could ever eat naturally in order to over-enlarge their livers - often to over ten times their normal size! They will endure these vicious force-feedings three times a day which frequently cause choking, injury, and pre-slaughter death from having their throats gouged open.

Unfortunately, foie gras is still legal in New York City. However, more than a dozen countries and the state of California have outlawed it and now it’s time for New York City to stand against this horrific trade in torture!

Thankfully, Council Member Carlina Rivera has introduced a bill, Intro 1378, that will ban the sale of foie gras from force-fed ducks and geese – but she can’t pass it without your support!

What You Can Do:

1. Call your city council member and ask for co-sponsorship of Intro 1378. Look up your council member’s phone number here: council.nyc.gov/districts

For example, you can say:

“Hello, my name is ________, I’m calling to ask if Councilmember ________ is a cosponsor of Intro 1378, which is Councilmember Carlina Rivera's bill to end the cruel force-feeding of ducks and geese for the production of foie gras?”

If yes: “Thanks so much for helping New York City to stand with integrity against the cruel treatment of animals!”

If no or unknown: “As a constituent of this district, I respectfully urge your support of this bill. You have the power to help New York City to stand with integrity against the cruel treatment of animals, and if you cosponsor this bill, I will fully support you!"

2. Click here to send a letter to your council member asking for co-sponsorship of Intro 1378.


3. Let us know what your council member’s office tells you. If you get a response, please email us so we know where each council member stands.

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