>Call-in to the Carousel Mall for hosting Georgio’s Furs and L’Adour for their continued sale of foie gras all day Sunday.
Georgio’s Furs: Carousel Mall in Syracuse, NY may be best known for its shopping experience, but harboring a full-scale fur salon is making the mall atmosphere synonymous with cruelty to animals. The Carousel Center continues to host Georgio’s Furs despite knowing the suffering that goes into every fur hat and coat. Repeated attempts by shoppers and community groups to communicate their concerns about Carousel Mall hosting Georgio’s have been ignored. Help us remove Georgio’s from the mall forever.
What to say: “Hello this is [YOUR NAME] calling from [YOUR LOCATION] When Georgio’s was first given a lease in the Carousel Center, over 1,200 people signed a petition to the mall management against allowing a fur store. I am calling with my concerns about Georgio’s Furs being allowed in the mall this holiday season. 1. a fur salon is contradictory to the environmentally friendly image the mall is seeking to promote 2. the fur industry is horrendously cruel (describe how) and is inappropriate in a family friendly setting. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing that Georgio’s Furs will not have a storefront in the mall in the future.”
L’Adour – Foie Gras
After being made aware of the inherent cruelty to ducks during foie gras production, L’Adour refuses to take the product off the menu.
Syracuse Animal Rights Organization has spoken with the owners, handed leaflets to hundreds of patrons and held over 50 public outreach demonstrations at this restaurant. Recently, L’Adour has begun to not admit they serve foie gras over the phone but it is still on their menu. L’Adour’s foie gras supplier is the well-documented Hudson Valley Foie Gras, notorious for animal, worker and environmental violations. For more information about foie gras, visit www.nofoiegras.org and www.ladourpollutes.com. Let L’Adour know that while the ducks are suffering, they will continue to hear from compassionate people.
>The foie gras protest tonight was a fun and interesting experience! Although we thought we had figured out all the kinks with the Syracuse Police Department trying to infringe on our right to free speech, we again had to rehash with them that we are legally allowed to protest on a public sidewalk. The owners of L’Adour recently took down their ‘protester shield’ curtains, and we believe they were upset being ‘caught in the open’ with no way to keep their customers from looking out the windows at us! Also, this protest saw the biggest turnout in over a year and we thank everyone for coming out for the ducks! It renews our hope that we can keep up the energy needed to keep this campaign against foie gras alive! Stay tuned for more foie gras protests!
In the mean time, check out photos of tonight’s protest here: www.myspace.com/animalrights (apologies for all the red-eye photos!) Check out our website about L’Adour here: www.ladourpollutes.com and, as always, contact L’Adour directly and keep the pressure on: Write: L’Adour, 110 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Call: 315-475-7653 Fax: 315-471-9713
>After being made aware of the inherent cruelty to ducks in foie gras production, L’adour refuses to take the product off their menu or sign a foie gras free pledge. Please show support for all the birds suffering on these farms by coming to SARO’s public outreach events and contacting L’Adour(below). For more information about foie gras, please watch the video(s) posted below
Protest Details What: Hold signs and distribute literature to the dinner crowd at L’Adour. Signs and literature provided-including our large ‘ladourpollutes.com‘ banner. Just bring yourself and friends! Important Note: Due to the ‘upscale’ nature of the crowd and in order to better advocate for the animals, please dress ‘business casual’. Where: L’Adour Restaurant, 110 Montgomery St. in Downtown Syracuse When: Friday, September 25th from 7pm-8pm Carpool info: Meet at the Schine Student Center loading dock(facing Waverly Ave.) on SU Campus at 6:30pm sharp.
Other Ways You Can Help Write: L’Adour 110 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Call: 315-475-7653 Fax: 315-471-9713 Keep the issue fresh in the mind of L’Adour owners and patrons. Please make sure you state your opposition to L’Adour serving foie gras. Feel free to call, write and email the restaurant letting them know you want foie gras off their menu and you don’t plan on giving them business until then.