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PETA Unveils Undercover Video of Ducks Subjected to Severe Cruelty in Their Final Weeks Before Slaughter
For Immediate Release:March 6, 2013
Contact:Shakira Croce 202-483-7382
Carignan, Québec -- PETA has just debuted shocking video
footage from its recent undercover investigation of a Carignan factory duck
farm operated by Marieville-based Palmex, Inc., part of Rougié, the
self-proclaimed "world's #1 producer of foie gras." The investigation
follows the continued sale of foie gras from Palmex at Hot's Kitchen, a Los
Angeles–area restaurant, despite a California law banning the sale of the
cruelly obtained product. PETA filed a lawsuit against Hot's in November. PETA's
new video footage from Palmex unveils how the ducks spend their final weeks
before they're killed in barren metal cages not much bigger than their own
bodies, where they can't take two steps in any direction or spread even a
single wing and are denied water to bathe and swim in.
"Exposés have repeatedly revealed that foie gras farms
deny ducks all that is natural and important to them and force-feed them until
holes are punched in their throats—it's nothing short of barbaric, which is
exactly why California outlawed foie gras sales," says PETA Senior
Research Associate Dan Paden. "The grotesque suffering shown in PETA's new
video should be a wake-up call to restaurants and distributors to drop this
cruel product from their shelves and menus for good."
at foie gras farms have shown that workers
repeatedly ram pipes down ducks' throats—often resulting in gaping puncture
wounds—and pump up to 4 pounds of grain and fat into them to sicken and enlarge
their livers. Those who survive the
feedings suffer from a painful illness that causes their livers to swell to up
to 10 times their normal size. Some birds can no longer walk and can only
propel themselves over the cage floors by pushing with their wings.
According to Dr. Anthony Pilny, an avian veterinarian who
reviewed PETA's Palmex footage, "This housing denies and frustrates the
ducks' basic biological needs, and it is cruel and inhumane."
World-renowned avian welfare expert Dr. Ian Duncan notes that "individual
cages … prevent the birds from carrying out natural behaviour that is essential
for their physical and psychological health."
more information, please visit PETA.org.
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