New Duck Habitat
HELP FUND A DUCK POND
WFAS is planning to expand their farm animal rescue and shelter mission to include ducks — a species that continues to be factory farmed, and is killed for one of the most egregiously inhumane products on the market worldwide, foie gras. Ducks and geese used for this “delicacy” are kept indoors in pens and force-fed corn mush and oil via a tube shoved down their throats 2-3 times a day. The Hudson Valley in New York, where WFAS is located, is also home to Hudson Valley Foie Gras, the country’s largest producer of foie gras.
Two duck residents have a temporary pond
We get calls about ducks frequently — they’re dumped in city parks or abandoned after the novelty of a cute baby ducky at Easter has worn off. Our new duck habitat will include a 20×50 lined and filtered pond, heated shed, and predator-proof fencing. The cost of excavation, materials, labor and new water and electric lines is $30,000. Please help us take in more ducks in need by making a donation today to our Duck Habitat Capital Fund.
Quincy is a domestic Pekin duck, the kind often seen in rows hanging by the neck in Chinese restaurants. Some misguided person probably bought her as an Easter gift and then did not know how to properly care for her. She was found abandoned as a tiny duckling in a NYC park. Sadly these “post-Easter abandonments” are all too common.
Mere weeks later, Quincy was joined by Teddy, who was found on the side of the FDR highway in NYC by a loving family who wanted him to find sanctuary.
At first Teddy had to be in medical isolation for an upper respiratory condition and malnourishment, but now he and Quincy are the best of buds.
In the past we’ve temporarily taken in ducks only in emergencies due to our lack of a pond and a proper shed and fencing. But with these two heartbreakers, we’re determined to build a proper duck habitat so we can say “yes” when the calls come in for ducks in need.
Please DONATE Now and help us make our new duck pond and housing a reality!
Call The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary 845-679-5955
About Farmed Ducks
In addition to being used for meat, ducks are used for Foie Gras.
“Fatty Liver” — that’s what the French term Foie Gras means, and they’re not kidding. A steel tube is brutally inserted down the throats of geese and ducks and a machine squirts food directly into their stomachs. Bigger, fattier livers make for bigger profits, and these poor birds end up with livers 10 times normal size and live warehoused in miserable cages and pens.
Over a dozen nations, the state of California, and the city of Chicago have all outlawed force-feeding or the sale of the product. The dedicated staff of the Animal Rescue and Protection League has been an enormous part of bringing awareness to this issue and the legislation.
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