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28 October 2014
Ducks in Despair: Take Action!

Injured ducks

Ducks in Despair is a new video released by Mercy For Animals. It reveals horrific cruelty to ducks and ducklings at Reichardt Duck Farm in Sonoma County, California, one of the largest duck farms in the country. (In 2013, 24.5 million ducks were slaughtered in the United States by the duck industry.) Hidden cameras show ducks with severe injuries and illnesses, bleeding wounds, de-billing of baby ducklings, ducks trapped in cage wires and manure pits, ducks having their necks violently broken and their throats cut by workers. The video shows ducks being thrown, dropped, and callously carried by their heads and wings. To watch Ducks in Despair, go to www.mercyforanimals.org/ducks.

What Can I Do?

Please contact Jill Ravitch, the Sonoma County District Attorney, and respectfully urge that her office prosecute the owners of Reichardt Duck Farm for cruelty to animals. Request a written reply.


Jill R. Ravitch, Sonoma County District Attorney
600 Administration Drive, Room 212 J
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 565-2311
Email: districtattorney@sonoma-county.org

For more information about ducks, please visit www.upc-online.org/ducks.

Thank you for taking action!

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Photo by Gary Kaplan

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