Scott Niedermayer, Duck Defender

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Turns out that Scott Niedermayer, the captain and star defenceman for NHL Stanley Cup champions The Anaheim Ducks, is a duck defender in more ways than one. He just dashed off a letter to all 50 members of the Chicago City Council, asking them to uphold a ban on foie gras that is currently in danger of being repealed thanks to the efforts of industry lobbyists. Here’s what Scott had to say in his letter, which you can read in its entirety here:

“As an Anaheim Duck, I hate to see real ducks tortured so that a handful of wealthy chefs can serve their diseased organs. Please uphold this compassionate law.”

If you live in Chicago, please take a moment to follow Scott’s compassionate example, and sign a petition to the Chicago City Council here. It takes, like, 15 seconds, and it will make a huge difference for the ducks and geese who have pipes rammed down their throats so that the aforementioned industry lobbyists can make a few bucks.


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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