Viva!s letter-writing campaign is focusing on
the following major supermarkets that sell duck meat: Wal-Mart Superstores
(Superstores only) and Trader Joes. 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
Lee Scott, President
P.O. Box 116
Bentonville, AR 72712-9956
Dear Mr Scott
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.