United Poultry Concerns October 11, 2001
Force Feeding of Ducks and Geese - Contact NY Attorney General

Please urge the New York State Attorney General's office to invoke the New York State Anti-Cruelty Law to stop the illegal practice of force feeding ducks and geese to produce foie gras. Foie gras is produced by forcing tubes down the restrained birds' throats several times a day to grossly enlarge their livers to be turned into "fat liver" luxury appetizers. One of only two foie gras producers in the U.S. is located in Sullivan County, New York.

Birds have literally exploded from these forced feedings. Necropsies show ruptured livers, throat injuries, esophagus trauma, and food spilling out of dead birds' nostrils. Ducks and geese live in terror of these force-feeding ordeals. Their bodies become so deformed and distended they can hardly walk.

Section 353 of Article 26 of the NY Agriculture and Markets Law relating to Cruelty to Animals makes it a crime to torture or unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill any animal. Torturing ducks and geese to produce a luxury food is clearly unjustifiable within the meaning of this law.

Please write a short polite firm letter right away to:

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
State Capitol Building, Room 220
Albany, NY 12224-0341
Phone: 518-474-7330
Fax: 518-402-2472

To express your view online, go to In your letter, request a written reply from Attorney General Spitzer. (Please note: A letter from you may be more effective than an online "comment.")

For more information call UPC: 757-678-7875.

Thank you. United Poultry Concerns. October 11, 2001

United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
FAX: 757-678-5070

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