Warning: This letter contains information regarding someone’s impending death. Readers may find it disturbing.
November 22, 2012
I’m very scared to write this letter. I’m afraid if I’m caught, the people abusing me will find out and kill me. I hope you can save my life. I’m being held against my will in a warehouse. I don’t know where it is. It’s dark, filthy, and cold. I’m sitting on a cement floor in my own feces. There are many others like me here. I’m very badly injured. I have gashes in my neck and stomach and can barely walk. I’m being force-fed by monsters who keep shoving a pipe down my throat. I’m shaking because I’m scared they’re going to do it again. Oh God, here comes the man with the pipe. Nooo! Noooo! He’s going to shove it down my throat. I can’t stop shaking. There is nowhere to run. I heard him say he’s fattening up my liver so people can eat something they call foie gras. Why is he doing this to me? Please save me! Oh God.
Andrew Kirschner is a volunteer animal advocate and ethical vegan. He wants to be a guest on your program, The Ellen Degeneres Show, to discuss his proposal for a law in Florida to ban the sale of foie gras — the stuff they make out of my diseased liver for people to eat. It’s already illegal in California and 14 countries because it’s considered the most cruel form of animal agriculture. He doesn’t want nor will he accept any cash, cars, trips, or anything else. All he wants to do is raise awareness about this issue to help the most defenseless among us. Please let him speak for us. Please save us from this unthinkable violence Ellen. I’m begging you. I speak for countless others like me.
On behalf of millions of brutally abused ducks and geese,
An Anonymous Goose
*This letter was mailed to Ellen Degeneres on November 23, 2012.