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Foie Gras: A Diseased Delicacy (VIDEO)

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.

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5:47AM PDT on May 2, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:28PM PDT on May 26, 2012

Foie Gras ban = Francophobia. Stop being bigots.

2:59AM PDT on May 15, 2012

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.

2:47AM PDT on May 15, 2012

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

7:27AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Disgusting, I'd like to force feed them arsenic

11:30AM PST on Mar 1, 2011

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

7:42PM PST on Feb 24, 2011

disgusting practice

5:25PM PST on Feb 6, 2011

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!

11:46PM PST on Jan 30, 2011

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.

2:06PM PST on Jan 30, 2011

ew

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