Where: NW 13th & NW Everett @ Bluehour
What: Protest Foie Gras! Bring your spirit and homemade signs!
When: July 11th and 12th 7:00pm to 10:00pm
About Foie Gras:
Foie Gras—French for fatty liver—is the grossly enlarged liver of a duck or goose. Medically known as hepatic lipidosis, foie gras is a disease marketed as a delicacy. Birds raised for this gourmet cruelty are force-fed enormous quantities of food through a long metal pipe three times a day. This process of deliberate and painful overfeeding continues for up to a month, by which time the birds' livers have swelled up to twelve times their healthy size. The process of forced feeding is so traumatic, and the confinement and conditions on foie gras farms so debilitating, that the pre-slaughter mortality rate for foie gras production is up to 20 times the average rate on other duck factory farms. Often the birds' throats are punctured, their stomachs burst, and they can no longer stand up from the disease and suffering brought not them.
We have contacted PDX restaurateurs who carry this tortured animal liver and those that refuse to do the humane thing, stop buying and selling foie gras, deserve to hear our voices in dissent. Join local compassionate people to educate the public and protest these establishments!
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