Farm Sanctuary: Support Needed to Prevent Repeal of Foie Gras Ban in Chicago

September 12th, 2006 4:13 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Sep 12, 2006 1:23 PM
Subject: Support Needed to Prevent Repeal of Foie Gras Ban in Chicago

Support Needed to Prevent Repeal of Foie Gras Ban in Chicago!

A ban on the sale of foie gras (French for “fatty liver”) recently went into effect in the city of Chicago, and in response, a group of chefs has initiated a campaign to repeal it. Opponents of the humane ordinance assert that serving the cruelly produced appetizer should be their “choice.” Two Chicago Aldermen have introduced an ordinance seeking to repeal Chicago’s foie gras sale ban, denigrating the council’s compassionate stance and calling it “silly.”

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/campaign/state_chicago.htm#Update

It is critical that they hear from us. Chicago’s foie gras sale ban is humane and upholds societal values. It restricts cruel and unacceptable behavior. We cannot allow the abuse of children or animals to be a “choice.” Foie gras is a product of extreme cruelty, and selling it should not be a “choice.”

Please contact Aldermans Bernard L. Stone and Burton F. Natarus and tell them that compassion is not “silly,” and cruelty should not be a “choice.” Urge them to withdraw their unprincipled proposal.

1. Alderman Bernard L. Stone, Ward 50

Ward Office:
6199 N.Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
mailto: bstone [at] cityofchicago.org
Phone: 773-764-5050

City Hall Office:
121 N. La Salle
Room 209, Office 20
Chicago, IL 60602
City Hall Phone: 312-744-6855; 312-744-6106

2. Alderman Burton F. Natarus, Ward 42

Ward Office:
121 N. LaSalle St.
Room 306
Chicago, IL 60602
mailto: bnatarus [at] cityofchicago.org
Phone: 312-744-3062; 312-744-3065

Please forward this to others and urge them to contact the Aldermen as well.

Thank you!

Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, we have worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the “food animal” industry through research and investigations, legal and legislative actions, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Our shelters in Watkins Glen, NY and Orland, CA provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming. For more information about Farm Sanctuary or our programs, please visit http://www.farmsanctuary.org or call 607-583-2225. To become a Farm Sanctuary member or to make a donation today using our secure online form, http://www.farmsanctuary.org/join/donate2.htm. For updates on previous action alerts, http://www.farmsanctuary.org/actionalerts/update.htm.

Please forward and distribute widely! Thank you
Farm Sanctuary, P.O. Box 150 Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

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