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Friday, June 13, 2008

No to Foie gras

Foie gras is made from the livers of ducks and geese that are force-fed and develop a painful liver disease. Investigations at foie gras farms in the U.S. and throughout Europe and Canada have documented sick, dead, and dying animals. Some animals had holes in their necks from pipe injuries, and one investigation found that dead birds were dangling from wires as blood spilled from their neck wounds onto the live birds beneath them.

"Force-feeding birds until their organs explode is one of the most violent forms of cruelty to animals in factory farms today." "Everyone can protect ducks and geese from this torture simply by refusing to buy or eat foie gras."

Foie gras has been banned in 15 countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, and Switzerland, as well as in the U.S. in the state of California and the city of Chicago. Pope Benedict XVI once referred to foie gras production as the "degrading of living creatures to commodity" and added that it "contradicts the relationship of mutuality that comes across the Bible."

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