Foie Gras: A Diseased Delicacy (VIDEO)

Foie gras is a popular yet controversial delicacy in French cuisine. Literally meaning “fatty liver,” this dish is produced through an unrelenting force-feeding procedure that is started when a duck or goose is only three months old. This process involves having a long metal rod violently shoved down their throats while being made to ingest one tenth of their healthy body weight in corn mash.
This happens up to three times a day for the month leading up to slaughter.
These birds live out their short, miserable lives in abhorrent conditions, without proper water or veterinary care, while being regularly and heartlessly neglected and violated. 
Due to their harsh treatment, many of these animals suffer neurological and psychological problems, infections and blindness. They go off to a gruesome slaughter at four months old, only to have their enlarged, diseased livers put on the menu at high-end restaurants.

Photo credit: Florida Voices for Animals

116 comments

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Esteban d.
.4 years ago

Foie Gras ban = Francophobia. Stop being bigots.

Susan P.
Susan P.4 years ago

It makes me so sick that this is done. It makes me even sicker that people will eat this. Some people have no conscience or heart so don't care. I hate it.

Fenny D.
Fenny D.4 years ago

Let's spread this news as much as we can. Otherwise those people really dont know what they eat and whats behind it.

Shelli C.
Shelli C.4 years ago

Disgusting, I'd like to force feed them arsenic

Luisa Vidic
Luisa Vidic5 years ago

People don't really know what they are eating. They should be informed from the beginning to the plate.

Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle5 years ago

disgusting practice

Shelly Smith
Shelly Smith5 years ago

Makes me wanna become a Foie gras chef & inject every plate w/e.coli or pork tapeworm. If people start dying from it, maybe they'll stop eating it!

Frances Bell
Frances Bell5 years ago

We need a two-pronged attack here - attack the suppliers and farmers by all means as they are directly involved in cruelty, but we need to target the consumers as well - if there were no demand, there would be no industry.

Garret McCarty
Garret McCarty5 years ago

ew