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Presidential Duck ‘Pardon’? PETA Pushes POTUS to Ban Foie Gras


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November 19, 2022

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David Perle 202-483-7382

Washington – Forward of the annual presidential turkey “pardon,” PETA despatched a letter right now to President Biden, asking him to additionally lengthen some mercy to geese and geese by banning foie gras—produced by force-feeding birds till their livers turn out to be swollen—from the White Home, as King Charles simply did from all royal residences.

“If King Charles can ban tormented birds’ diseased livers from Buckingham Palace, we hope President Biden will comply with his lead and hold foie gras out of the White Home,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Extending the vacation spirit of giving to geese and geese would set an instance of compassion for the entire nation, and PETA would gladly ship some scrumptious and decadent fake gras for the president and his cooks to pattern.”

Throughout foie gras manufacturing, a number of kilos of fats and grain are pumped into birds’ stomachs day-after-day by means of tubes shoved down their throats, inflicting their livers to swell to as much as 10 occasions their regular measurement. A PETA investigation right into a foie gras producer in New York discovered {that a} single employee was anticipated to force-feed 500 birds thrice every day—a tempo that incessantly left birds injured—and so many geese died from ruptured organs as a consequence of overfeeding that staff who killed fewer than 50 birds a month got a bonus. Different investigations into farms within the U.S. and Europe have revealed sick, dying, and useless animals, some with holes of their necks from overfeeding accidents.

Foie gras manufacturing is outlawed in additional than a dozen nations in addition to in California—the place Vice President Kamala Harris, throughout her tenure because the state’s legal professional basic, efficiently fended off makes an attempt to reverse the state’s prohibition on the sale of foie gras—and quite a few corporations, together with Costco, IKEA, Sam’s Membership, Goal, and Complete Meals, refuse to promote it.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals will not be ours to eat,” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—additionally encourages everybody to have a good time “ThanksVegan.” For extra data, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.

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