See the Photo That Was Censored From PETA’s Twitter Feed

Published by Emily Savage.

Like provocative PETA images before it—too raw and real for some people—our picture about foie gras was recently censored by Twitter.

Posted just after the prohibition on the sale of foie gras in California was sadly overturned, the censored picture featured actor Ian Somerhalder’s powerful words regarding cruelty to animals and showed the reality of foie gras production.

The barbaric cruelty that Somerhalder speaks of is clearly seen in the lives of ducks and geese used for foie gras—they have metal pipes rammed down their throats by workers multiple times per day and are pumped full of grain and fat until their livers swell to up to 10 times their normal size.


After this photo was flagged, all our other photos on Twitter were given a
“sensitive content” warning, which means the only way that people can see the photos we tweet is by changing their personal settings.

Show the world that the plight of animals won’t be silenced as long as animals still suffer at the hands of humans: Share this photo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind