30 Aug '16, 12am

#Foiegras

#Foiegras

How would you feel about foie gras if you knew force-feeding ducks and geese no longer had to be part of the production process? Foie gras is a delicacy food made from the liver of a goose or duck that has been fattened by overfeeding. Typically producers make foie gras by force-feeding these birds using a feeding tube. At about nine weeks old, the birds begin a brutal 22-day regimen. According to The Washington Post: [T]hey are fed six times a day. A spiral nozzle or straight rubber hose is pushed five inches down their throats and more food than they want is gunned into their stomachs. If the mushy corn sticks in the birds’ pipes a stick is sometimes used to force it down. This cruel process is called “gavage.” It causes the liver to grow up to 10 times its normal size. Force-feeding any animal is horrifying and cruel. More than anything else, it’s this aspect of foie gr...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/is-humane-foie-gras-a-good-th...

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