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April 6, 2001

Activists Spring Into Action for Ducks
Viva! Victory: Whole Foods Market Drops Maple Leaf Farms


Viva!USA is sponsoring a nationwide series of events to persuade Whole Foods and Trader Joe's markets to drop the sale of duck meat. In conjunction with groups around the country, Viva! will hold demonstrations and leafleting events from April 7 - 14, in cities such as Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco.

Viva! launched its campaign against duck meat in September of this year with the help of Paul McCartney and actress Hayley Mills after investigating Maple Leaf Farms and Grimaud Farms of California.

Whole Foods has dropped duck meat sold by Maple Leaf Farms in all of their stores but Trader Joe's continues to carry their products.

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