21 Jul '11, 1pm

Vegan Blogger Starts Petition Against Foie Gras Donuts

Vegan Blogger Starts Petition Against Foie Gras Donuts

Animal advocate and blogger Annie Hartnett has started a petition against foie gras donuts being sold at a New York restaurant. Do or Dine in Brooklyn announced that they would sell foie gras donuts , and if you know anything about foie gras, it will come as no surprise that the response from animal-lovers has not been positive! Hartnett, whose writing you can find on Change.org, explained why foie gras is cruelty on a plate: “Foie gras, which literally translates to “fatty liver,” is produced by force-feeding waterfowl with pounds of grain and fat. This force-feeding process is known as “gavage,” and it involves thrusting a metal feeding tube down the bird’s throat several times a day. The gavage process sometimes results in holes in a bird’s sensitive neck, and the bird’s engorged liver often becomes diseased. The birds are kept in filthy, crammed conditions while they w...

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