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SAMPLE LETTER TO GROCERY STORES

Viva!’s letter-writing campaign is focusing on the following major supermarkets that sell duck meat: Wal-Mart Superstores (Superstores only) and Trader Joe’s. 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).

John Shields, CEO
Trader Joe’s
PO Box 3270
South Pasadena, CA 91031

Dear Mr Shields

Upon learning how ducks are factory farmed, I was outraged. I urge you to withdraw duck meat from your stores immediately.

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

Farmed ducks are confined in sheds by the thousands 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,