Amazon.com is being urged to stop profiting from suffering and end its selling of cruel foie gras.
A campaign launched by Mercy for Animals is aiming to do in the US what VIVA managed to achieve in the UK – convince the online retailer to drop ‘torture in a tin’, the liver of birds that have been violently force-fed.
An investigator for the Los Angeles-based organisation documented a “culture of cruelty” at an Amazon.com foie gras supplier.
Captured video shows workers grabbing ducks by their wings and necks and shoving metal pipes down their throats, tossing ducks by their fragile wings into transport cages and birds with bleeding wounds left to suffer in tiny wire cages.
Also filmed were ducks being shackled upside down and having their throats cut.
“Force-feeding animals to produce foie gras is so cruel it has been banned in California and more than a dozen countries,” Mercy for Animals outlines on Amazoncruelty.com. “No socially responsible company should be supporting this type of blatant cruelty.”
Originally published in Vegan Future newspaper. Read the newspaper for 18 pages of vegan news from around the world.