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Ducks Out of Water

Grimaud Farms and Sonoma Foie Gras

In September of 2000, Viva! USA began a campaign to reveal the truth about the duck industry. We investigated a number of duck farms in the United States (link to investigations) , including Maple Leaf Farms and Grimaud Farms. As part of our campaign, we worked to educate grocery stores that sell duck meat (link to campaign) .

We discovered that ducks sold for their meat are kept in filthy conditions, have the tips of their bills cut off, and are deprived of access to water except for drinking.

During our investigation of Grimaud Farms, we discovered that this company was tied to the foie gras industry.

Sonoma Foie Gras is a brand name for Grimaud Farms. Grimaud Farms provides ducks to Sonoma Foie Gras, slaughters the ducks, and distributes them. Investigators who examined facilities at Sonoma Foie Gras reported that Moulard ducklings had the tips of their bills cut off. We know that Grimaud Farms uses scissors to cut the tips of the bills off Muscovy ducks.

Click here to find out about legislation in California to stop the cruelty of force-feeding for foie gras.

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