After receiving nearly 250,000 e-mails and countless phone calls from concerned shoppers, grocery store chain Giant Eagle today announced that it will no longer sell foie gras—a “delicacy” which is made by force-feeding ducks and geese until their livers swell up and become diseased—in any of its more than 200 stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio. In a statement to PETA, the company confirmed that “Giant Eagle Market District stores have stopped the sale of foie gras.”
This is a huge victory for the ducks and geese who suffer to make foie gras. With this compassionate decision, Giant Eagle follows in the footsteps of grocery store giant Whole Foods who also banned the sale of foie gras in its stores. Because of the cruelty involved in producing foie gras, the state of California, the city of Chicago, and more than a dozen nations worldwide have banned it entirely, and even the pope has condemned it.
A very big thank you to everyone who e-mailed and called Giant Eagle to voice your concern for the ducks and geese. Because of your hard work, the foie gras industry is one step closer to being a thing of the past.
P.S. If you notice a store in your area selling foie gras, talk to the manager about how cruel it is, then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the name of the store.