It’s hard to imagine that beautiful Rachael was once thrown out with the trash. In the foie gras industry, female Moulard ducks like her are often separated out from the males and killed – simply because their livers are said to be too veiny to yield an ideal pâté. Lucky for this sweet girl, she was discovered still alive during a 2007 investigation of a Canadian production facility and forever lifted out of despair. Now a happy a resident of our New York Shelter, this incredible duck is valued for her individuality and will never be seen as an inconvenient byproduct ever again. Here, Rachael is the absolute vision of serenity – spending one of the last hot days of summer resting in the shade of a tree.
About Farm Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the “food animal” industry through research and investigations, legal and institutional reforms, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Farm Sanctuary shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland, Calif., provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming. Additional information can be found on the Farm Sanctuary web site or by calling 607-583-2225.