Victory: No More Foie Gras at Giant Eagle

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Posted February 23, 2007 by Marta Holmberg

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.

Noah

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 peta2@peta2.com to let us know the name of the store.

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  • 2969 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Great news!!!!

  • 2985 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    SAVE THE DUCKIES!!

  • 2986 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I heard that they temporarily removed Foie Gras from their stor because of issues with availability, shelf space and other things not associated with sone petition.
    Time paradox?

  • 2986 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yes!
    Victory at last!
    Thanks to Peta and every body else there will be no more for foie gras at Giant Eagle.
    You all rock!

  • 2986 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    To GIANT EAGLE,
    Hey “Giant Eagle”, stop with the whole foie gras thing.
    It is mean to animals, so just let it go and stop it NOW…and fast because it is just unfair to animals and all the people who care about animals.
    Here are some examples about who CARES about ANIMALS:
    1. Every vegetarian in the world
    2. Every member of PETA
    3. Every member of PETA KIDS
    4. Every member of PETA 2
    And I am sure that none of those examples like what you are doing so STOP..and STOP NOW!
    So please take my advise and stop…or else someone will stop it for you.
    Thank you for your time.
    I LOVE ANIMALS!
    YOU SHOULD TOO!
    PASS IT ON!
    ANIMALS FOREVER!
    JOIN IN ON THE ANIMAL LOVE…FOREVER…BECOME A MEMBER OF PETA…STOP EATING MEAT…IT IS CRUEL AND UNCALLED FOR.
    KNOCK IT OFF!
    I love animals,
    Charlee Martin

  • 2987 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is the kind if thing that upsets me! why can’t people just leave all animals alone. people do not have kids to hurt them and kill them and eat them, so what gives people the right to do it to animals…

  • 2987 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Way to go guyz!!! Vegetarians take a stand!!!

  • 2988 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WAY TO GO EVERYONE!!!! VEGANS TAKE A STAND!!!

  • Mac

    2988 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Good things like this happen when people join together to take a stand against animal cruelty! Spread the word Vegans and animal lovers!

  • 2990 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i am ashammed of the states and im in one of them… i cant believe it i have been a proud supporter of PETA for over 5 years and im passin it on and more of my friends ar in PETA. thank you for opening my eyes and others.

  • 2993 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PETA, thank you so much for taking the inituative to speak up for animals who can not speak for themselves. Without you guys we would have a lot less of the cute animals we have today.
    Thanks again!

  • 2993 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PETA for life!!
    Together we´ll make it work!

  • 2993 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yay! :]
    My e-mail was part of the victory! :]
    xxxxx

  • 2997 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Anyone that eats that crap is messed up in the head. I’m happy Giant Eagle dosn’t carry it anymore, It will save so many animals. Who would want to eat a ‘fatty liver’ ewww gross

  • 3000 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yay!I’m so happy I sent an e-mail =D (And thanks to everyone else that did too!Every e-mail counts!!)

  • 3001 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thats great that everything is going great keep up the work, its all worth it

  • 3002 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I can sleep at night because of PETA! It is so wonderful that you are in all places that you need to be. This is a better world because of you. I am so thankful for you. I don’t know what animal lovers would do without you.
    Thank you Peta

  • 3002 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yes, we won, peole do care !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3006 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thank you for coming to your senses about the horrible treatment that these animals go through. KEEP ON SAVIN’, FELLOW VEGETARIANS!

  • 3008 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am SOOOO happy that i was a part of the solution for once!! it feels so good to know that there will be no more torture to those duckies!! lets save all the duckies!!

  • 3009 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    oooh man!! i was sooo stoked for this! and it actually happened! this rocks! this put me in the greatest mood ever! i’m so glad that this is done with. peta rocks!
    .peace.love.unity.respect.

  • 3010 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that’s horrible! we are all god’s creatures. we all bleed and feel pain, this is our world to share and to do that to another being is horrible. i would never wish that apon any one…

  • 3010 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love PETA!!
    because of me, now all of my friends support too! :}
    This is great, and put me in a fantastic mood!

  • 3010 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am so glad that I emailed them. Thanks to everyone who participated and especially thanky uo to PETA. I am so glad I am a member!!

  • 3010 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that is soooo GREAT that just shows people still have a warm heart in this cold world

  • 3010 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    No more foie gras thats great cause now the ducks and geese don’t have to suffer. How would they like if someone forced them to eat….

  • 3011 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Well there you have it… This is proof that we can make a difference, and that, together, we can change the world. Congrats, fellow Street Teamers!

  • 3011 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fantastic! Thank you PETA and everyone who helped. Just shows how powerful words can be! : )

  • 3011 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG THIS IS SO COOL! I CALLED THEM SO MANY TIMES AND EVERYTIME THEY JUST HANG UP I AM SO HAPPY!

  • 3011 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thank you so much giant eagle for listening-also thank you peta!!! i am so glad that i am a part of this wonderful organization.
    GOD BLESS all his creatures great and small

  • 3011 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh, yeah! See, first Prada fashion week stopping with fur and stuff, we are getting closer to animal safety. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, though.

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thanks to our great work, we saved some of the geese in the worldthanks to our great work, we saved some of the geese in the world<3

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I want to thank everyone who made this happen!!! We did it together!

  • EVA

    3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i THINK IT WAS A GREAT IDEA..N THANKX FOR EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!!!!

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s so great that they’re not selling it anymore. It’s nice to know that there are some people that are staying active.
    That’s so great that they’re not selling it anymore. It’s nice to know that there are some people that are staying active.
    <33.

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thanks for all of your hard work at saving our animals! Keep up the good work, PETA. I am proud to be a member.

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank you sooo much, PETA! You guys are phenomenal at protecting our animals! I am proud to be a supporter! Leslie

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is fab.! I think this is great! I WOULD LIKE TO THANK PETA AND EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED, congrads to all.

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i’m so excited about this!

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    woot! so glad I emailed them….*does happy dance*

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thats great news, I am glad that I emailed them. No more foie gras!

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    There will be a day when human beings say “ew, our ancestors ate animals?!”

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    woohoo!

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Remember karma?

  • 3012 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    hey thanks PETA for not suporting giant eagle, nobody should be force feed, it is just not fair, exactly not fair to kill animals for no reason, who would want to eat force fed animals? eww!! murderes! i hope your campaign really will work, i agree with you one hundred percent!!!

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i wish peace world reach the world and everyone would love animals and each other.
    peace babes

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    oh terrible!!!!!!

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YESS! Im so glad.

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thanx god that somebody cares about this…

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i’m not a fan of peta, but this is terrible.

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    legalize it

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG YES!!! Thanks Peta2!!!!

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is for everyone who says we can’t make a difference!
    Many people would think that mere phone calls and letters wouldn’t change a thing, but I’m glad I did it anyway and it’s great to hear the outcome of everyone’s efforts!
    I’ll be inspecting my local grocery stores next chance I get to ensure they aren’t supporting such cruelty as foie gras.

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i am so happy. i encourage everyone to send messages to the designer for ShopNBC against the furs! i did! maybe we can have another similar victory! i am swelling with pride, about the innocent undeserving lives we’ve saved=D this is so wonderful and im happy to see all of the ppl that emailed them, im so proud, everyone can make a difference, im only 12, but look at it, it made a difference! im glad to see so many people are not blind and care about these IMPORTANT issues!

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Although I missed emailing them due to not keeping up with my emails, I am so elated that this has become a reality and condoned by a powerful figure. If animals could speak, their outright cruelty would come to a halt, but thankfully PETA speaks for them. My check is in the mail to continue my support for such a powerful and right force.

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I wish the Company Best of Luck.

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is a classic case of good VS. evil, and evil lost! Thank you to all compassionate people!

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yay! Fantastic news!!!

  • kim

    3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This was the best birthday present I could have received!

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thanks everyone… Together we strive to end cruelty towards animal.

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    cool im glad i helped animal and child abuse r the biggest and most ignored problemz in america.its time 2 end the power of conservitives who act like sumthing has traditionally happened like hunting it must continue.

  • 3013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i just got the chills! i’m so glad i emailed them =)

  • 3014 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is great news! No more foie gras!

  • 3014 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    STOP this is so wrong!! You have no right to be doing this to the animals.what have they done to us?!? You are murdering the animals for practaly no reason.”MEAT IS MURDER”!!!!!

  • 3014 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    very interesting. congrats PETA and everyone else who participated.

  • 3014 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The Day will come when there will be no more cruelity on this planet. Thanks PETA.

  • 3014 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yea.
    thats wat I thought .that was really STUPID of you to be doing that to those poor inoscent geese and ducks….didn’t ur mom evur teache u better than that?

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