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Say No to Foie Gras

Say No to Foie Gras

Geese and ducks in China have a temporary reprieve of becoming foie gras for the palates of those who consume such “delicacies.” Care for Chinese Animals announced the U.K.-based company, Creek Project Investments PLC, has suspended foie gras production at its mainland China facilities until completion of a full review.  This was in response to public concerns over the project.  The full review will consider input from animal welfare advocates and environmentalists.

Creek Project Investments describes the China foie gras facility as nothing more than a factory farm. “Over 200 hectares of land has been set aside, with a projected total rearing of 100 million geese/ducks within 5 years. The potential is to create a gross income of 500 million rmb (GBP50 million) in sales within 7 years.”

Foie gras — literally meaning fatty liver — is made by force feeding ducks and geese three pounds of food per day.  For human beings, that would translate into having 45 pounds of food per day shoved down their throat.  The fowl’s livers become enlarged as much as 10 times the normal size, causing the birds to lose the ability to ambulate.  This also causes their liver to malfunction and not be able to process toxins as it normally would; a very painful condition. Slaughter is performed by hanging the birds upside down and slitting their throats in order to facilitate bleeding to death.

Care2 has reached out to Creek Project for comment but has not received any response as of yet.  While the news of the halting of foie gras production in China is positive, it must be remembered that it is only temporary.  Please let Creek Project Investments know how you feel.  Sign the Care2 petition and contact them at info@creekprojectplc.com.

As actor Roger Moore states in the following video: “Foie gras is a disease, not a delicacy.”

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Lawsuit Seeks Foie Gras Ban in U.S.

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Foie Gras: A Diseased Delicacy

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11:57PM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

such a sick practice ,just awful cruelty ,what's wrong with humans who do this to defenseless birds ?.

3:19PM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

Perhaps we need to show those that order such a meal how their dinners were created?

1:02PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

Je suis française et je ne mange jamais de foie gras
Pétition signée

6:59AM PDT on May 30, 2012

go vegan!

10:35AM PDT on May 29, 2012

I hope all the people who eat this chokes and dies!!!

6:12AM PDT on May 26, 2012

Stop Francophobia!

3:52AM PDT on May 26, 2012

signed, thanks for sharing :)

3:19PM PDT on May 23, 2012

Good evening,
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8:02AM PDT on May 22, 2012

Wow, these foie gras monsters need a punishment no less than being tried and hung for their crimes Nuremburg style. "Foie gras" producers are the same type of monsters who would run concentration camps in Nazi Germany

10:41PM PDT on May 21, 2012

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