United Poultry Concerns joined Animal Rights International and Animal Rights Hawaii in sponsoring this full-page ad in the Honolulu Advertiser on July 14, denouncing the American Veterinary Medical Association’s support for force feeding ducks and geese to produce the diseased liver product known as foie gras, or “fattened liver.” The ad corresponded with the AVMA’s Annual Convention, which was held this year in Honolulu, July 15-19. Last year, the AVMA defeated a Resolution submitted by the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights to disallow the force feeding of ducks and geese to produce foie gras. This year, the AVMA reconsidered the Resolution and again rejected it. The Resolution states:
Resolved, that the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) opposes the practice of mechanical feeding of ducks and geese to produce foie gras because of the adverse effects on the birds’ health and welfare associated with this practice.
Please write to the AVMA’s current President, Dr. Roger Mahr, at the address provided in the ad and urge that the AVMA oppose the force feeding of ducks and geese to produce foie gras.
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