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Ducks Shouldn’t Suffer for Doughnuts

Written by PETA | July 20, 2011

Top contender for Most Disturbing Food of the Month: foie gras doughnuts from Do or Dine restaurant in Brooklyn. That’s right—fried dough coupled with diseased, fatty duck liver. Want a stomach pump with that?

To produce foie gras, workers ram metal pipes down the throats of ducks and geese and force-feed them until their livers swell to up to 10 times their normal size. The animals commonly suffer ruptured organs, bruised and broken bills, and severe neck wounds. The cruel process is banned in many countries as well as in California. While it is legal in New York, an online petition against Do or Dine’s disgusting doughnuts has already garnered hundreds of signatures.

New Yorkers aren’t the only ones in a flap over duck abuse. A major food festival in Germany that has banned foie gras is catching flack from France, where most foie gras is produced. But festival organizers, backed by animal advocates, are holding firm.

Unfortunately, ducks and geese aren’t faring so well on Royal Caribbean cruises, which continue to serve, and Gelson’s Markets, which continues to sell, foie gras. Please take a moment to urge the cruise line to toss this epicurean atrocity overboard, and ask Gelson’s Market to take foie gras off the shelves for good.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Hetty says:

    A prvootcaive insight! Just what we need!

  • Rev. Meg says:

    I performed as a dancer at the Orange County Fair last Saturday, where deep-fried butter was offered as a snack, so while I am saddened at this, I am not at all surprised.

  • Andreanrc says:

    I dislike doughnuts and i dislike foi gras even more.that snack doesnt sound even remotely appealing-yuck.How some people can stomache some garbage cuisine is beyond me.

  • John J says:

    Gwinky, lol they wont die within a year. And why would you wish for them to use animal fat to cook with? Thats horrible.

  • Gwinky says:

    Yay! Natural Selection in action! Those who choose to eat such a concoction will certainly die of heart attacks within the year. I hope they use animal fat in the deep frier for extra deadly meals.

  • lisa says:

    Good for Germany dont give in to France i read an artical about this the french argriculture minister Bruno le Maire has threatened to boycout the opening ceremony if this is not overturned and insisted that France rigorously applied all European community regulations regarding the wellbeing of animals, emmm excuse me but how is force feeding an animal looking after the animals welfare??? just accept it Germay do’snt want your produce and alot of the world do’s not want it, very proud of Germany.

  • Sydney says:

    Foie gras is a completely unnatural way to raise waterfowl. I raise ducks for consumption but am totally against food gras farming. My ducks are free range, happy ducks raised the at ducks should be… not having tubes shoved down their throats.

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