DawnWatch: New York Magazine on foie gras — February 12, 2007

February 10th, 2007 5:01 pm by Kelly Garbato

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Date: Feb 9, 2007 7:06 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: New York Magazine on foie gras — February 12, 2007

The February 12 edition of New York Magazine includes an article, by Geoffrey Gray, on the foie gras battles, headed, “Ommm vs. Yummm. Foie gras battle sizzles on; politicos and celebs face off.”

The “Ommm” refers to the Jivamukti Yoga studio at which meetings organizing the foie gras resistance are being held.

The article tells us that the resistance, “emboldened by legislative victories in Chicago and California” has stepped up its activity and “united locally under one No Foie Gras umbrella, hiring former Spitzer fund-raiser Lawrence Kopp and a full-time staffer to build a movement.”

We learn that Russell Simmons will hold an April 7 anti-foie fund-raiser at Jivamukti.

And we learn that the Fairway market hung a banner in December boasting, “Fairway is Foie Gras Central.”

You can read the full article on line at http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/27379/.

The article says nothing about the egregious cruelty inherent in foie gras production, but our letters to the editor can discuss that. A good source of information is http://www.nofoiegras.org

New York Magazine takes letters at NYletters [at] newyorkmag.com and advises, “Letters may be edited for space and clarity. Please include a daytime phone number.”

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

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