Giant Eagle Stops Selling Cruelly Produced Foie Gras
Giant Eagle, a grocery chain with 230 stores, agreed to stop selling foie gras after receiving nearly 250,000 e-mail messages from PETA members and supporters. Foie gras is a so-called “delicacy” that is made by force-feeding ducks and geese until their livers swell up and become diseased.
Giant Eagle is following in the compassionate footsteps of Whole Foods, which also banned the sale of foie gras in its stores. The state of California, the city of Chicago, and numerous nations worldwide have banned the production or sale of foie gras, and Pope Benedict XVI has condemned foie gras production as contrary to biblical principles.