Thursday, May 1, 2008

PLEASE Don't Eat Foie Gras

There aren't too many things I won't eat. One "delicacy" I will never eat is Foie Gras. I highly encourage everyone else to do the same. Foie Gras is fatty duck liver. Basically, they have to fatten up the ducks to get their livers that way. The way they treat these ducks is HORRIBLE and CRUEL. I have a picture below of how they are force fed (there are way worse pictures, but they are too graphic). To learn more go to No Foie Gras.

The ducks are kept in tiny wire cages or packed into sheds. Pipes are repeatedly shoved down their throats, and up to 4 pounds of grain and fat are pumped into their stomachs two or three times every day. The pipes puncture many birds' throats, sometimes causing the animals to bleed to death. This inhumane procedure causes their livers to become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size. Many birds become too sick to stand up.


annie said...

Hi there. I found your blog from the Foodie blogroll. I just wanted to say thank you for posting something like this. I think a lot of really nice people just have no idea what certain things are or what it takes to make them. Foie gras, along with veal (and others), are truly horrible. I think fewer people would partake of something like this if they really knew.

Anyway, I love your blog and totally will have to try that gazpacho you posted, too!