World Day Against Foie Gras • November 25, 2015

world day against foie gras

Join us for the World Day Against Foie-Gras!

This November 25th is the World Day Against Foie Gras. This day will send a resounding message of our vigorous and determined opposition to the torture of force-feeding ducks and geese. Please add your voice to our day of protest!

Force-feeding causes severe pain and suffering. Over 30 million male ducks undergo this torture every year, in France alone. The fate of females is atrocious too: part of them are gassed or ground-up alive shortly after hatching, because not profitable enough.

In order to produce Foie Gras, ducks and geese are force-fed with hydraulic pump, several times per day, until their livers grow up to 10 times their normal size. To stop the animals escaping, they are confined, night and day, in small metallic cages.

During the force-feeding period, the mortality rate is up to 20 times more important than in traditional bird rearing centres, as a consequence of wounds or infections caused by the metal tube or due to the failure of vital organs.

Even though you do not live in a foie gras producing country, foie gras imports are still legal in most parts of the world.

As the main foie gras producer, France is actively looking for export opportunities to expand its production. But countries like India have proved that a change is possible and many companies worldwide boycott the product. The World Day Againt Foie Gras is an opportunity to raise awareness about force-feeding and is made to serve your own goals in your campaign against foie gras cruelty.

Together we can make a difference. Let’s make foie gras a thing of the past.

We invite you to organize an action at any iconic venue. You may want to target a French embassy, a retailer or restaurant, or launch a social media action. If you are unable to participate on the same day, doing so until the weekend is also fine.


See pictures of previous World Day

Interested in taking action? Please send us a message or phone us: 0032 (0)493 428 172.

Download a type-letter to hand out to the French embassy

Download a A3 visual (feel free to add your logo)

Download the logo of the event to make your own visual

Download a picture to share on Facebook (duckling)

Download a picture to share on Facebook (goose)

Ask us to send you some leaflets (English or French)

Download HD pictures of force-feeding ("téléchager en HD" at the top-right of each picture)

Use videos of foie gras investigations