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Tell Massachusetts to Ban Foie Gras

A bill has been introduced in Massachusetts to ban the notoriously cruel "delicacy" foie gras. If you live in Massachusetts, please contact your state (not federal) legislators and ask them to cosponsor legislation to prohibit the force feeding of birds for foie gras. To find out who your legislators are and how to contact them, check Congress.org or ask us at mailjewishveg.com.

Foie gras is created by sticking a steel pipe down the throats of geese and ducks three times a day and using pressurized air to force large quantities of food into their stomaches. This force feeding causes the birds' livers to grow to ten times their normal size, producing "fatty liver," or "foie gras" in French. The birds suffer enormously, and many die. Foie gras production has been banned in many countries, most recently in Israel, the world's third largest producer of foie gras. In 2004, California passed a law banning foie gras as of 2012.

Click here to read JVNA's letter of support. For more info on foie gras, visit NoFoieGras.com.

Your help is criticial to getting this bill passed. Thanks for making a difference!