Foie gras

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Good question. I was also wondering if a mix of the duck fat (from cooking a whole duck) could be puréed with a normal liver, to make a “fatty liver” pate?
Fake Foie Gras - or to keep it French »Faux Foie Gras« - Try it out, maybe you're on to something and save a lot of ducks and geese from misery.
 

RoostersAreAwesome

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Unfortunately, this is the same thing that happens to male ducklings and male chicks at hatcheries so they can sell sexed females. I'm not saying it's any less horrible, but it is sadly very common. :(
This practice seems especially wasteful, however, since those ducklings could be sold since they aren't male.
 

johntfs

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Didn't read the article but i watched the short video, I'm sure lots of other places cull ducklings.
That's not really my issue. Fine, cull the ducklings. But they don't take the half a second to snap their little necks to give them a merciful death before they're ground up. They toss them into the grinder alive, so they feel pain and fear, feebly struggling and suffering before they die. It's just the utter lack of decency and compassion that makes me despise this whole fois gras concept.
 

johntfs

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Unfortunately, this is the same thing that happens to male ducklings and male chicks at hatcheries so they can sell sexed females. I'm not saying it's any less horrible, but it is sadly very common. :(
This practice seems especially wasteful, however, since those ducklings could be sold since they aren't male.
That's the other part that gets me about this. Fine, you don't care about cute ducklings, compassion for life and the like. But what about basic greed? A ten count of unsexed Pekin Ducklings runs $59.99 from Tractor Supply Company. That's before tax or shipping. Translated into Euros, that's 53.75 per ten. So, if these people are chopping up even 200 ducklings when they sort them, that's over 1000 Euros they're kissing goodbye.
 

Ratchnick

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That's the other part that gets me about this. Fine, you don't care about cute ducklings, compassion for life and the like. But what about basic greed? A ten count of unsexed Pekin Ducklings runs $59.99 from Tractor Supply Company. That's before tax or shipping. Translated into Euros, that's 53.75 per ten. So, if these people are chopping up even 200 ducklings when they sort them, that's over 1000 Euros they're kissing goodbye.
The problem is finding someone who wants to buy in their quantity. Who do you think wants 100,000 ducks a year? Even culling that many ducklings would be a problem, you would have to cull 49 ducks an hour for a full work year.
 
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