Giant Eagle Stops Selling Cruelly Produced Foie Gras

April 2007

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.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind