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SAMPLE LETTER TO GROCERY STORES

Viva!USA’s letter-writing campaign is focusing on the following major supermarkets that sell duck meat: Wal-Mart Supercenters, Albertson’s who are our campaign targets as well as Kroger, and Safeway. However, many other grocery stores sell duck. The following letter is only a suggestion – please feel free to adapt it and add your own comments (or phone them and your local store).

Send your letters to:

H. Lee Scott, President
Wal-Mart
P.O. Box 116
Bentonville, AR 72712-9956
(800)925-6278
hlscott@wal-mart.com

Larry Johnston, CEO
Albertson’s
P.O. Box 20
Boise,
ID 83726
(800) 632-6900
(208) 395-5735
   
Don McGeorge, President
Kroger
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Steven Burd, President/CEO
Safeway
5918 Stone Ridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588-3229
(800) SAFEWAY or
(925) 467-3000

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Dear [name]

I was outraged to learn that ducks you sell in your stores are farmed in horrifically inhumane conditions. I urge you to withdraw duck meat from your stores immediately.

Ducks have evolved to eat, swim, dive, play, and clean themselves in water. But on some factory farms, the only water these birds get is from nipple drinkers.

Farmed ducks are confined by the thousands in sheds where they are forced to live in filth. Some are unable to stand, while others suffer eye problems.

The farmed duck’s life ends violently after seven weeks. Many may be fully conscious when their throats are cut.

Please do not participate in this cruelty by selling duck meat. I look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,