Seattle Protest: Urge Amazon.com’s Shareholders to End the Sale of Foie GrasWednesday, May 21, 2014

Join Mercy For Animals for an eye-catching protest outside of Amazon’s annual shareholders meeting in Seattle.

Following an MFA undercover investigation exposing shocking animal abuse at a major Amazon.com foie gras supplier, we are calling on the world's largest online retailer to take a stand against blatant animal abuse and immediately end the sale of foie gras on its site.

Foie gras, French for “fat liver,” is made from the diseased livers of ducks who have been violently force-fed up to three times a day for several weeks through metal pipes rammed down their throats.

Workers for the Amazon foie gras supplier admit that birds often die from the force-feeding process and others struggle to breathe as their unnaturally enlarged livers press against their lungs.

This is blatant animal abuse that Amazon shouldn’t support. Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, and other top executives will be there, so it’s crucial that we have a big showing to illustrate the widespread opposition to foie gras. Signs, banners, and leaflets will be provided. Media is expected at the event, so please dress professionally. Encourage your friends and family to join you at this peaceful protest.

And, before attending, please be sure to sign MFA's petition urging Amazon executives to ban this cruel product, and then share the petition and undercover video with others. For more details about the campaign, visit AmazonCruelty.com.

For more information, please email Mikael Nielsen, national volunteer coordinator, or call 773-971-3895.

Where: Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle, WA
When: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

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