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!

Fortunately, 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 — TODAY:

 

 

1. Call your city council member and ask for co-sponsorship of Intro 1378. Look up your council member's phone number here:

https://council.nyc.gov/districts

For an 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 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. Submit the form below 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.

 

Letter below to be submitted on your behalf:


Please Co-Sponsor Intro 1378 to Prohibit the Sale of Foie Gras in NYC

Dear Councilmember,

I'm writing today to ask that you please co-sponsor Intro 1378, a bill to prohibit the sale of foie gras from force-fed birds in NYC.

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.

Foie gras has already been banned in the state of California, as well as many countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel (formerly the world's fourth-largest foie gras producer), Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and Argentina.

Please consider cosponsoring Intro 1378. This bill already has tremendous community support, and so far at least 20 council members have signed on as cosponsors.

I look forward to your response on this important matter.

Sincerely,

Your name will be added


 

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