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Victory! ARAMARK Dumps Foie Gras

Written by PETA | January 6, 2011

After seeing PETA’s heart-wrenching undercover footage of ducks and geese suffering on foie gras farms, food service giant ARAMARK recently agreed to stop distributing foie gras.

To produce this “delicacy of despair,” workers shove metal pipes down birds’ throats and pump them full of fat and grain until their livers painfully swell to up to 10 times their normal size. Foie gras production is so cruel that California and many countries around the world have banned it.

This is a huge victory for ducks and geese. ARAMARK serves more than 2 billion meals every year in 22 countries—meals that will now be foie gras–free. To take further action, visit our Force Fed site and ask Royal Caribbean and Gelson’s Markets to stop selling foie gras.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • cathy says:

    peta,you ROCK!!

  • pj54 says:

    What great news! Who thought they would listen to little ol us protesters. Yeah. I may not have a lot of money, but I have a pen and time to volunteer.

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  • Solun says:

    Thank you so much PETA – and everyone who wrote letters to ARAMARK. Thanks!

  • David Kaliner says:

    I’m so glad that ARAMARK has decided to stop distributing the heinously cruel, unhealthy foie gras. Other businesses need to do the same. Foie gras is an unacceptable and despicable delicacy. More consumers who are concerned about the welfare of animals should learn the truth about what goes on in factory farms and the routinely inhumane production methods. Then, I’m certain that they would avoid foie gras like the plague. Around sixteen other countries have banned foie gras, and the United States should promptly do so as well.