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Think Twice before Eating Foie Gras

Foie Gras is a well-known delicacy in French cuisine. It has a rich, buttery, and delicate taste, unlike that of ordinary duck or goose liver.


Source : The Guardian

The delicacy is made by force-feeding corn to a goose or duck with a feeding tube to fatten the liver though other countries produce the ingredient by naturally feeding the duck or goose.

The ducks are force-fed twice a day for 13 consecutive days while the geese are force-fed three times a day for around 17 days before they are slaughtered after 100 days for ducks and 112 days for geese.

This dish that is crafted out of mainly, inhuman methods of preparation, is often served as a side dish for foods like steaks and meatloaves.

The dish is even protected by the cultural and gastronomical heritage of France.



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The dish is only served in mainly fine dining establishments and can cost up to hundreds of dollars a serving. Because of their high market price and rich flavor, Foie Gras is a popular dish and is high on demand on the market among consumers, making geese and ducks, victims of this cruel trade.

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Watch the video to see the inhuman process that goes on behind the scenes to produce the popular ingredient. It is nothing less of horrible, inhumane, and sad.

Force-feeding the ducks and geese the corn can cause deaths as the process hurts their throats and they often die from excessive loss of blood.

Imagine being force-fed food even after you’re full. You’ll most likely get serious internal bleeding, bacterial infections and hepatic encephalopathy (A brain condition that causes liver failure). Then, the next day, you repeat the same process again, only to be slaughtered 100 days later.

You are getting fattened up to get eaten by others. Things like this should only be left as ideas for stories, myths and movie ideas. It’s like the story of Hansel & Gretel who were fattened up by the witch in the ginger bread house before they were cooked in a pot for her dinner.

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Stop the cruelty. This is nothing like us humans. We are capable of immense love and compassion. How those involved in this cruel trade managed to abandon their humanity for the sake of profit is beyond me.

Stop the cruelty today.

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