Stop the Torture

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by xIndigoSkyx, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im a strong believer in stopping animals cruelty so when I saw how Foie Gras was made and it made me sick. Then I kept on looking and found some links about chickens and I'm even more appalled. People are arrested when they do that to dogs, cats and other animals so why not Chickens, Ducks and Geese? Do you know how Foie Gras is made?  By force-feeding. Via a process called gavage, the birds have a pipe shoved down their gullets several times a day through which blenderized corn is pumped. It gets the job done—within 18 weeks of gavage a typical goose will weigh six times what he or she weighed when this all began and his/her liver is ready to be removed and turned into the delicacy we can’t get enough of.
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have heard of this and it makes me very sick to think of the torture these animals go through, I have heard that some chefs in fancy restaurants have stopped serving it because of what the animals go through.
     
  3. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a video about it. The following weekend I went to a french restaurant and they had it. I made sure to tell my family what it was and none of them chose it [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I think the saddest part is most people don't know by what means it comes to the restaurant, It needs to be put out there where the public can see just what the animal has to go through to give them the meal they are eating.
     
  5. ChickChickChicky

    ChickChickChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why does it seem that the most disgusting stuff is also supposed to be the most hoighty-toity???? Foie gras, caviar, escargot, some of the cheeses, etc.... they can KEEP all that stuff.... I like simple things and like to be able to identify what I'm eating without the thought of it making me want to puke.
     
  6. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It trying to be all PETA on BYC but I was just thinking it might be an interesting subject to go on.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I have to admit, I have never heard of it. Thanks for the education. No Foie Gras for me. [​IMG]
     
  8. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read articles that is terrible! [​IMG]
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It's a banned food in quite a few states.
     
  10. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard of it, and I'm afraid to google it. I might get nightmares. What is it? (Sugar coat it for me... I can't handle gruesome very well..)
     

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