Posted by auungbong at 04/29/2008
Wow! I have never seen such cruelty to geese, ducks as much as last night when I typed in Foie Gras on youtube.
Who are these people that slaughter these poor helpless animals; do they not have morals? How do these workers go home and live a "normal" life?
Comments on this?
Tatiana at 04/29/2008 09:20:32
darky_ at 06/08/2008 09:53:06
treehugger at 06/10/2008 06:51:20
*rushes off to google*
Found this link
I'm not sure where the rest of the world stands on this though.
Time to lobby governments, sign petitions and get YOUR VOICE HEARD.
KellyVeganGirl at 06/18/2008 18:54:44
HM at 08/07/2008 01:49:25
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
80 Brooks Road
Ferndale, NY 12734
Sonoma Foie Gras
PO Box 199
Sonoma, CA 95476
Feel free to drop them a line or give them a ring:)
Do it with your friends.
Tatiana at 08/07/2008 09:28:00
The Sonoma site
Read how they try to make the process sound all natural and great...makes me sick.
From their site:
"Sonoma Foie Gras is committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, and utilizes humane techniques in the raising and feeding of ducks."
Yes, I'm so sure...
"During the final two weeks, they are housed in temperature-controlled barns, where they are kept in groups of about 12 ducks per pen measuring about 33 square feet. They are fed twice per day by the same feeder, using a pre-measured quantity of feed."
The wording here, trying to make it sound less horrible..what happens at the end of the two weeks, the ducks hand over their livers and say "here ya go guys, thanks for the excellent treatment, see ya later"?..sorry, but we know the truth!
The other company also has a site, maybe I'll visit the lies later:
HM at 08/07/2008 17:27:09
vaunderbroad at 08/09/2008 09:01:34
HM at 08/10/2008 22:23:21
I can kinda understand people seeking out vegan burgers and vegan hot dogs and vegan steak... because a lot of vegans, before going vegan, actually enjoyed the taste of meat. I never was a fan... probably because I was pretty little when horrified with the fact that my grandma's meat loaf was the muscle of a cow. We had a PET cow!
Anyways... But to seek out something like vegan veal or vegan foie gras? I do know someone in Philadelphia who has expressed the idea that it be made. I never did get it.
My curiosity runs to finding out who taste tested it.
Thank yu vaunderbroad. Interesting, as I didn't know about the vegan pate.
JohnnySensible at 09/21/2008 21:08:17
Hungerit - http://www.hungerit.hu/hu/public/
Four Paws Foundation - http://www.vierpfoten.org/website/output.php
The article - http://www.caboodle.hu/nc/news/news_archive/single_page/article/11/animal_prote/?cHash=f7fdf6b752
Animal protection council protects goose liver producers from protests
Hungary's Animal Protection Council (ATT) has slammed an animal rights group for triggering hundreds of job losses after leading a successful campaign against a company producing force-fed poultry, according to a statement ATT sent to MTI on Wednesday.
Hungerit, which produced fattened geese and ducks in Szentes (E), was closed down on September 1, having to lay off its nearly 200 employees, after coming under pressure from the campaign organised by the Four Paws Foundation.
Hungarian foie-gras - the liver of a fattened goose - is a sought-after delicacy around the world and is exported to France where connoisseurs prize its quality.
Attila Berey, ATT's head, said in a statement that the group's campaign has jeopardised tens of thousands of producers in a traditional industry.
ATT "agrees with exercising control over the conditions of force feeding animals," said Berey. He said animal rights groups should report violators of force feeding rules to the authorities rather than attacking a whole branch of agriculture.
Force feeding fowls with the right technology and "in a gentle way" poses "no more risk to the birds than any other farming practices," Berey noted. The official added that force feeding geese or ducks was not a criminal activity under Hungary's animal torture act.