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Victory! Giant Eagle Will No Longer Sell Foie Gras

Written by PETA | February 23, 2007

Giant Eagle.bmpGiant Eagle, which has more than 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio, has just announced that it will no longer sell foie gras! The company’s decision was prompted by nearly 250,000 e-mails and countless phone calls from customers and members of the public who expressed their concern that the store was selling a product which is made by force-feeding ducks and geese until their livers swell up, and which has been banned in the city of Chicago and the state of California—not to mention the fact that it is illegal in numerous progressive countries—because of the cruelty involved. In an e-mail to PETA just a few moments ago, a Giant Eagle representative confirmed that “Giant Eagle Market District stores have stopped the sale of foie gras.”

A huge thank you is due to everyone who took the time to contact Giant Eagle about this issue and bring about this massive victory for ducks and geese. Now that more and more major grocery chains like Giant Eagle and Whole Foods are taking a stand against the cruelty of foie gras, and given that the pope himself has spoken out against it, it won’t be long before foie gras is nothing more than a nasty little piece of history. Don’t hesitate to make anyone you know who still eats the stuff aware of that fact.

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  • Janet Nguyen says:

    Last night I saw on TV how they torture the ducks for their liver and was so traumatized by what I saw. It kept me awake all night. This morning I got on internet at 430 am to participate in petitions against the cruel inhumane foie gras production and found the good news California Chicago have banned it and Giant Eagle has decided to permanently end selling foie gras. What a relief! Thank you everyone involved for your humanity. Thank you PETA keep up the good work! You have rescued many animals from suffering. I am so glad to be a PETA member and I will always support your causes.

  • Tania Flower says:

    Well done. wonderful news. Hope others will follow suit.

  • Monica Zelaya says:

    GREAT NEWS!!! I’m so pleased even though I don’t live in the States it’s always great to hear this kind of news!!! WAY TO GO!

  • Joey Alcantara says:

    I’m not familiar with these Foie Gras until I watched the video and I’m shocked that these is a horrific one. It reminds me about the “TINGAL” in Cebu CityPhilippines. It is the act of forcing the cows to drink so much water. Inserting a plastic hose straight to the mouth up to the throat a couple of hours before the slaughtering. You will felt pity for the cows seeing its’ nose bleeding and the excess water drifting in it’s eyes. To be able the meat to gain more weight than the normal. It’s a cheating to their meat buyer. But animal welfare members and concerned citizens protesting on this cruelty act.

  • Eli Katz says:

    Its great they stopped selling the murderous product but it should have ended sooner or never have started at all

  • Paulami says:

    Thanks a lot for this sensitive decision.

  • Cheryl Evans says:

    This is wonderful news! These ‘Giant Eagle’ stores do they include Giant Martins and Clemens markets. Are they a part of this conglomerate? I’ve seen Foie Gras in these stores. Just curious!

  • CANNIZZARO says:

    In France we are dreaming for getting the same results… You are strong and fantastic !

  • Dave and Rita Cross says:

    Our gratitude to Giant Eagle! Hopefully more retailers will follow suit!!

  • Vijay says:

    Well done Great Eagle! Great example.

  • Vanessa Azevedo says:

    Good job your doing.

  • daylight 365 says:

    One more small step for manKIND. BRAVO to us all inspired by PETA to get the job done.

  • K says:

    Woo! I sent an email out to them immediately hearing about there attempt to sell foie gras. I’m glad they realized this was a concern for so many people!

  • joy says:

    many many thanks to giant eagle and everybody who helped to stop this atrocity!

  • Liz says:

    Yea! As a lifelong Pittsburgh resident where the Giant Eagle headquarters are located I am so happy that we were all able to make a difference! Now I can shop at Giant Eagle again! Thank you PETA for the call to action and for all that you do everyday!

  • Mike says:

    Sweet! Way to end the week on a high note.

  • Dean says:

    Wow amazing result and well done Giant Eagle!