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Foie Gras: how much cruelty can you swallow?

July 26, 2012

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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.

Petition Text

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.

Yours sincerely,

Please remember to click and sign HERE (scroll down to see petition).

foie gross

let them eat cake
a la marie antoinette.
do you not realize
that force feeding
is cruel and vile.
not yet?
if you were on
the choking
end of
foie gross,
i do not think
you would want
a dose:(

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2012 3:09 am

    What a wicked species we humans are….more and more vile cruelty to our lesser beings every day…..ducks and chickens are here to lay eggs for us, nothing more. WHY do we always have to go over the top with food, we don’t NEED to eat foie gras (or anything else that involves such wickedness to innocent creatures)’s the 21st century and there’s more than enough food choices for us (people in Third World countries are happy if they can get a bowl of rice)….sadly some of us are very selfish and care about nothing but themselves, turning a blind eye to the terrible suffering of others… (they should remember that karma is just around the corner).


  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 27, 2012 3:50 am

    foie gross

    let them eat cake
    a la marie antoinette.
    do you not realize
    that force feeding
    is cruel and vile.
    not yet?
    if you were on
    the choking
    end of
    foie gross,
    i do not think
    you would want
    a dose:(


  3. July 27, 2012 9:10 pm

    What they do to these poor ducks and geese is unspeakable! Ill never understand why someone would even want to be apart of that and the cause of it by eating it its disgusting! I signed and shared that petition in several sites Stacey thanks for posting it in your blog! Karen once again great moving peom!


    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      July 28, 2012 12:06 pm

      thank you florence♥

      i hope our words are read and “heard”


    • July 28, 2012 6:16 pm

      OMG, I don’t get how anyone could perform that either. How can people not understand how cruel they are??? Thanks, Florence, you are such a wonderful activist, I am so grateful for you!


  4. January 23, 2013 12:03 pm

    Appalling cruelty – Birds unable to breath, choking in their own blood, suffering immense pain, just for the selfish desires of a few people who have no moral conscience.


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