MFA Activists Descend on Amazon Headquarters in Seattle

Executives of became the target of an animal cruelty demonstration last Tuesday, when Mercy For Animals activists held an eye-catching demonstration outside the online retailer's corporate headquarters.

Demanding that the company end its sale of foie gras--the diseased livers of force-fed ducks--MFA activists wielded signs and banners bearing heartbreaking images of ducks with metal pipes rammed down their throats. The provocative signs boldly declared: "Amazon Supports Animal Torture" and "Delete Cruel Foie Gras."

The protest came on the heels of a Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at an Amazon foie gras supplier that exposed ducks with bloody wounds, workers slitting the throats of fully conscious ducks, and workers violently grabbing ducks by their wings and necks and then shoving metal pipes down their throats to force-feed them.

Appalled by the systemic and intentional torture of ducks at this Amazon foie gras supplier, thousands of compassionate people have already signed the petition calling on Amazon to immediately end the sale of foie gras.

In the past, Amazon has stopped selling other products, including whale meat, shark fin soup, and animal fighting videos, due to their inhumane production methods. It's time for Amazon to stop ducking this important issue by implementing an ethical and humane policy banning the sale of foie gras too.

Take Action:

  • Take a personal stand against cruelty to animals by choosing a healthy and humane vegetarian diet.