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Save Chicago’s Ban on Foie Gras

Written by PETA | May 23, 2007

If you live in Chicago, this is especially important for you, because Mayor Richard Daley and Alderman Ed Burke are working hard to repeal one of the most important animal protection laws ever passed, the Chicago foie gras ban. Meat-industry lobbyists are putting enormous pressure on Chicago’s aldermen to repeal the law, and the aldermen may vote any day on whether or not to repeal the ban.

For those not familiar with it, foie gras is a “delicacy” made by shoving pipes down the throats of ducks and geese in order to pump massive quantities of fat and grain into their stomachs until their livers become painfully diseased. The ducks are then violently killed, and their bloated, diseased livers are sold as foie gras. Foie gras is so cruel it has already been banned in 15 nations—including the U.K., Germany, Israel, and Switzerland—as well as in the state of California. Even many grocery stores, including Whole Foods, refuse to sell foie gras.

If you live in Chicago, please click here to find out how you can help keep this horribly cruel product banned in your city.

We’re also currently blitzing Chicago TV stations with this ad featuring Sir Roger Moore, the best 007 ever . . .

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  • michael sheehy says:

    What a sad reality of life that someone would advocate torturing and inflicting pain on an innocent animal so that he or she can enjoy a delicacy.

  • Joyce Johnson says:

    I didnt know this about the birds.It make me sick to see these beautiful birds sufferning and for what so some greedy people can get richer.We better be scared for the love of money it could be us next.

  • Haley says:

    The entire concept of foie gras seems primitive to me. Obviously the eyes of these demonic meat lobbyists is on the money they can mint. What they should know is its perturbing and sick and so are they.

  • Sylvia says:

    Foie gras is probably one of the most shameful practices. Its beyond my understanding how somebody would want to consume foie gras in the first place especially when you know what it actually is and how its made.

  • Angel says:

    If this is going to be in discussion again then it should be a complete mockery of the bill which was passed initially banning foie gras. Don’t these people in the law get it ? Foie gras is disturbing and sick.

  • Caroline says:

    Now how sad and sardonic is this. For once it was banned and its been asked to be made legal again! I remember watching the video Peta released on foie gras honestly it literally made me sick. The reality of the video would be enough to make any person in hisher right mind to find foie gras distasteful and alarming!

  • Laurie says:

    Who would want to eat such a thing anyway? As a Chicago native I am proud that Charlie Trotter one of the best chefs in the world supports the ban.

  • Ana says:

    it is all about money….how shameful….these birds suffer so because greedy persons make money from their misery pain and deaths…..

  • animalfriend says:

    in these modern times i really cannot understand that these horrible things are still allowed to happen! in which century are we living?

  • ultimate chance says:

    this atrocity has to stop worldwide also in france where it makes almost part of the ‘culture’! but hear me france this is not civilized!!!

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