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Award-Winning French Chef Denounces Foie Gras

Written by PETA | September 8, 2009
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Trish Deseine

Not too long ago, Trish Deseine was pushing for people to embrace the taste of foie gras served with dried fruit. (Did anyone else just throw up a little?)

But after taking the time to visit a foie gras farm, this chef changed her tune.

“You see ducks who have lived outside then put in small crates … and force fed,” she told The Guardian. “They can’t stand up or move. You can see their livers bursting out of their skin. Nobody can tell me that’s not cruel.”

And for anyone who tries to tell you it’s not, *cough* Olivier Berté *cough*, I have a suggestion. How about volunteering yourself to have a metal piped forced down your throat and then have 20 to 30 percent of your body weight in food shoveled into your body two to three times a day?

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    On the same show I posted about earlier where a doctor confronted a group of obese teens about what their habits were doing to their body he stated that the results of the tests he had done on them showed that they all had fatty liver disease and that it was caused by their eating habits. What he did not say and I wish he had is that fatty liver disease is induced in ducks and geese and fed to humans under the name of “foie gras” which literally translates to “fatty liver.” He did however inform the teens that fatty liver disease could kill them.

  • Maureen says:

    Cudos to TrishNot just to mention that force feeding ducks is mind blowing and they are fed at a rate to increase the size of their livers of course to me that means poisoning their livers because they cannot possibly digest adequately it also means consumers poison themselves I would not eat liver of any kind for it serves as a natural filter. So all you people eating this stuff will potentially have HEART DISEASE HIGH CHOLESTORAL FATTY LIVERS I COULD GO ON AND ON AND ON AND ON. Knowing that animal abuse will always be here I can only stick to my guns and continue to live on what I call the right path until then we await our creators return to end the destructive patterns that we have created.

  • marlene=) says:

    thats great that she has changedsometimes change is good like people should stop eating meat and worry about the world around them and see that ignorance is the most disgusting thing in life

  • Emilee says:

    I don’t understand why people eat meat but I really don’t understand why they eat liver. The liver is the detoxifying organ of the body. Why would you want to eat something that can store toxins? Gross!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    France is very hostile towards vegetarians. Not many animal activists but it’s home to the iconic Bridget Bardot. She’s in the animal rights Hall of Fame.

  • Dr. Debi Zimmermann says:

    I applaud Ms. Deseine’s desire to see it for herself…AWARENESS is KEY in this issue.If everyone reading this would visit local restaurants offering Foie Gras and ask the owner AND the owner’s wife to watch the video on the IN DEFENSE OF ANIMAL’S website called “Foie Gras Cruelty Exposed” most would instantly stop offering it. Getting the word out to patrons of such restaurants would also be powerful…but they need to “see” it to believe it. Stop the DEMAND and the SUPPLY will cease.

  • Shelly says:

    That’s such great news!! Maybe others won’t be afraid to ban the dish in their restaurants. Fine Dining does not have to be cruel o

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