Foie Gras: how much cruelty can you swallow?
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Background | From Animal Equality
Animal Equality presents a shocking new undercover investigation into the foie gras industry in the EU. Animal Equality investigators visited 4 ‘traditional’ farms located in the south west of France and 5 farms in Catalonia, Spain.
In each one of the farms visited, Animal Equality documented shocking scenes of physical violence and psychological suffering.
To be sent to: John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy.
The production of foie gras has been banned in Argentina, Austria, California (USA), Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Holland, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. The only European Union countries where it is permitted are Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Hungary and Spain.
In view of the overwhelming footage of foie gras farms in Spain and France investigated by animal rights organization Animal Equality, where I could see the terrible physical and psychological harm that exploited ducks and geese were subjected to, in order to fatten their livers, I request that you immediately take position against this industry that systematically abuses animals and ethics.
The foie gras industry is in direct conflict with the values of a morally advanced society, a society in the XXI century cannot ignore that animals are beings with the capacity to feel and experience emotions and, therefore, individuals worthy of respect and protection.
For these reasons and hoping that like me, you appreciate the work of Animal Equality for bringing to light a reality that consumers and citizens of the European Union have a right to know, I ask:
• In your role as Commissioner responsible for animal Welfare, to present a legislative proposal based on the Directive (98/58/EC) of the European Council banning force feeding of animals (excepted if necessary for health reasons) for every country the European Union without exception, as similar regulation already exists in Austria, Denmark, Finland, UK, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Sweden or the Netherlands.
• To present a legislative proposal banning the import and sell of animal products resulting of force feeding in the European Union, as most recently enforced in the state of California.
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let them eat cake
a la marie antoinette.
do you not realize
that force feeding
is cruel and vile.
if you were on
i do not think
you would want
Karen Lyons Kalmenson