I join the Animal Legal Defense Fund in urging the USDA to ban foie gras, the fatty liver of a force-fed duck or goose. Foie gras products are not "wholesome," as stated on the USDA inspection seal. Currently, on U.S. foie gras farms, ducks are force fed three pounds of mash a day through a pipe shoved down their throats -- the equivalent of force-feeding 45 pounds of food to an adult human -- inducing liver disease known as hepatic lipidosis that often cripples and poisons the birds. The cruel and unhealthy force-feeding of birds for foie gras production has been banned in over a dozen countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Israel, and in the state of California.
Foie gras comes from birds who, in addition to being horribly
abused, are diseased and extremely ill. Foie gras needs to be banned outright as unfit for human consumption. Remove foie gras from the U.S. food supply now.
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Foie gras products are derived from force-feeding young ducks with enormous amounts of grain in order to produce abnormally large livers, eight or more times the size of a healthy liver.
The cruel and unhealthy force-feeding of birds for foie gras production has been banned in over a dozen countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Israel. In July 2012 a California state ban went into effect. The Animal Legal Defense Fund and other animal protection groups have called on the USDA to ban foie gras outright as unfit for human consumption.