This video, narrated by Kate Winslet, sheds light on the horrific lives of ducks and geese raised for foie gras.
A delicacy in many places, foie gras is basically duck or goose liver, and I hear it’s quite tasty, though I’ve never tried it. What makes it so delicious is that ducks are artificially fattened, causing their livers to become fatty as well.
Ducks raised for foie gras live in severe confinement, suffer force feedings and have only limited access to water.
I don’t always 100% agree with PETA, but in this case I think they’re spot on. People need to know where their food comes from and the impact of their food choices. If folks knew the horrors that these geese and ducks endured, I bet that many of them would say no to foie gras.
So, what do you guys think? Will you be able to enjoy this luxury food, knowing the conditions that these animals have to suffer?
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