Sunday, November 2, 2008

Anti-Foie Gras Campaign Launched

The Auckland Animal Rights Collective (AARC) is launching a new campaign this Friday against foie gras. This campaign is in addition to the long running Fur Free Auckland campaign that we have been running and will continue in much the same style.

Foie gras is the diseased and fattened liver of ducks and geese, who have been intentionally force feed vast amounts of grain to deliberately cause their liver to swell to ten times their natural size. The ducks or geese are typically kept in large windowless sheds and suffer extreme pain during and after the force feeding process. After just a few weeks of force feeding the birds are in constant agony, unable to breathe properly and suffering from constant diarrhea. The birds are then slaughtered cruelly soon before they would die from sickness and disease.

There are several restaurants and delis selling this disgusting product around Auckland. We will be focusing on the high profile French Café on Symond Street. We have given them information on the cruel nature of the foie gras industry, asking them to remove this product from the menu. There has been no response from them.
Our first protest is this Friday at 7:30pm

When: Friday 7th November Meeting 7.15 Protest starts 7.30
Where: Meeting on corner of symonds street and Mt Eden rd at the carpark

Please bring placards, noise-makers and friends!

For more info email

1 comment:

George said...

Awesome. Give em what they deserve!