Do you eat foie gras?

Austria
March 18, 2007 6:43pm CST
Foie gras is made by cruelly force-feeding ducks and geese until their livers swell up and become diseased. Investigations at foie gras farms in the United States and Europe have documented sick, dead, and dying animals,some with holes in their necks from injuries caused by the pipes that are shoved down their throats. One investigation in New York found ducks in tiny wire cages with bloody beaks and their wings twisted together. At another farm, birds were dangling by wires as blood spilled from their neck wounds onto the birds beneath them. Do you eat foie gras?
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@asmurthy (2462)
• India
19 Mar 07
Although the literal translation from French is "fat liver," foie gras is the term generally used for goose liver. This specialty of Alsace and Perigord is, in fact, the enlarged liver from a goose or duck that has been force-fed and fattened over a period of four to five months. These specially bred fowl are not permitted to exercise, which, combined with the overeating, creates a huge (up to 3 pounds), fatty liver. After the bird is killed, the liver is soaked overnight in milk, water or port. It's drained, then marinated in a mixture usually consisting of Armagnac, Port, or Madeira and various seasonings. The livers are then cooked, usually by baking. Mmmm. Sounds appetizing. Whether or not you agree, foie gras is generally considered a delicacy and can be rather expensive.
• Austria
19 Mar 07
Some consider it a delicacy and some find it ethically and morally wrong. I just wish everyone would agree that it is animal torture and it would be outlawed Even if it's tasty, the duck/goose suffers it's entire life. I don't know how one can eat it and enjoy eating it, knowing it comes from a being that spent every day on this planet in a living hell. Bon Apetit.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 Mar 07
It is hard to believe....what humans can do for taste....
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Chicago was the very first city in USA to ban it..many restaurant owners paid huge fees if they still served it.
• Austria
19 Mar 07
yes I read that, California also banned it. It should be illegal.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I am glad they did....
@onabreak2 (1161)
• United States
26 Mar 07
No I have never eaten it and now that I know this I never will. This is so disgusting. I have never even eaten a duck or a goose. I think when I was little my Mother was given a goose egg and she used it in a cake. Some people will do anything for money . I hope that word gets out about this and people stop eating this.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
18 Mar 07
No, absolutely not. That is cruel and disgusting.
@kurtbiewald (2627)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I tried it 3 times I guess didn't like it