Atlanta, GA, July 24, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- APRL GA announces that this Saturday, July 23rd from 7p to 9p, approximately 15 protesters will gather outside Restaurant Eugene, located at 2277 Peachtree Road Atlanta, GA, to protest foie gras—a controversial liver appetizer made by force feeding ducks.
Protest leader Rebecca Weston was recently a guest on WRFG 89.3 FM radio in Atlanta to discuss her group’s efforts to convince restaurants in Atlanta to remove foie gras. The campaign against foie gras in Atlanta began in February of this year. Initially, 14 restaurants were contacted asking them to reconsider offering foie gras. Each restaurant was mailed an information packet which included a 5 minute undercover DVD showing how foie gras is produced.
Foie gras has long been a controversial food product. Animal welfare organizations, including the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States, have condemned foie gras as cruel and unnecessary. Its production has also been banned in 15 countries because of animal welfare concerns. The expensive appetizer is made by force feeding ducks or geese large quantities of food to enlarge their livers up to 12 times normal size to create “fatty liver.”
The protest is being organized by the Animal Protection & Rescue League (APRL), a grassroots nonprofit based in San Diego, which garnered support for a California law to ban the production and sale of foie gras that takes effect next year.
More on APRL GA's campaign, including photos and video from foie gras farms, can be found at www.foiegrascruelty.org and www.StopForceFeeding.com. Broadcast quality video of APRL’s animal cruelty investigations is available on request.