Foie Gras - Should it be available?

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Foie Gras - Should it be available?

Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
What's your opinion on the production/ sale of foie gras?
10/10/2012
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Mwar Mwar
It is animal torture. I won't eat veal, either. I like to buy my meat from the farmer's market.
10/10/2012
Beck Beck
I don't see force feeding the ducks or restricting baby cows movement any less inhuman than lining up cows and killing them for their meat. It's just a way to make a meat more expensive and put a fancy name on it.
10/10/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by Thumper Logic
What's your opinion on the production/ sale of foie gras?
I have seen animals killed on small farms in a quick and clean manner so that they can be eaten, and I'm ok with that. I am not ok with an animal being tortured so that it can be eaten, I find that unnecessary and cruel.

Foie gras? It's debateable. I find the ducks being forced indoors for three weeks more objectionable than the force feeding they're subjected to. I'm also assuming conditions like those at the Hudson Valley Foie Gras farm, but I admit that it might not be the case everywhere. Just look at how miserably some poultry and meat farms are run.

You might find Anthony Bourdain's video of interest, he thinks the Foie Gras issue is overblown:

Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations, Foie Gras Not Cruel
10/10/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I have seen animals killed on small farms in a quick and clean manner so that they can be eaten, and I'm ok with that. I am not ok with an animal being tortured so that it can be eaten, I find that unnecessary and cruel.

Foie gras? ...
I'm with Anthony Bourdain...because I love Foie Gras!
10/10/2012
married with children married with children
not a fan of it, but I see no problem with someone eating it. Animals are here to serve us. We use them to farm, eat, and clothe us.
10/10/2012
potstickers potstickers
I don't see the problem with eating it, but if the animals are obviously suffering then there's a problem. I don't agree with the way that most animals are kept for food recently.
10/11/2012
Pixel Pixel
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
I don't see force feeding the ducks or restricting baby cows movement any less inhuman than lining up cows and killing them for their meat. It's just a way to make a meat more expensive and put a fancy name on it.
*point up* Well said, and I agree with Beck's post!
10/11/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
As long as it is done humanly! I love the stuff. Force feeding is not as bad to me as keeping them in cages or in poor conditions. But I eat free range otherwise!
10/11/2012
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