Foie Gras: Delicacy of Despair (Gourmet Cruelty)
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Writing Tips for Letters to the Editor

Keep your letter short. Check papers to see if there is a word limit. Otherwise, try and keep letters at 200 to 250 words. The shorter the letter, the better chance it has of being published. Also, limit the number of points you make in your letter. Instead of listing all the reasons why foie gras is cruel, focus on one or two main points.

Keep your letter polite.

Include your full name, address, and email address. Some papers also request that you include your home and/or work or cell phone numbers.

Do not send an attachment. Newspapers will not accept email attachments. Paste the text of your letter into your email message.

Proofread. Use spell check and make sure that you or a friend checks the letter for mistakes before sending. Printing the letter on paper is a great way to check for any errors.

Some points to consider when writing letters about foie gras:

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Write Oprah Winfrey a Letter about Foie Gras

This past May, Oprah threw an extravagant ball for her friends as a tribute to African-American women. While her compassion for humans is commendable, her compassion for animals is lacking. Oprah served foie gras brûlée to her guests, and the event was featured in the August 2005 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Oprah stated: “What I know for sure is that when the foie gras brûlée was first presented that Saturday in March, I thought I was going to cry, it was so delicious.”

Let Oprah know about the cruelty that goes into producing foie gras. Please send a polite letter or email to Oprah Winfrey, asking her to promote compassion and caring for everyone, including the factory-farmed ducks used for foie gras.

Oprah Winfrey
P.O. Box 909715
Chicago, IL 60690-9715