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Letter to the Editor

 Foie gras production should be banned everywhere

Joel Freedman
Posted 2/18/22

Canandaigua

To the editor:

According to the ASPCA, during weeks of force feeding ducks or geese to produce the gourmet delicacy foie gras (fatty livers), “the bird’s liver becomes …

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 Foie gras production should be banned everywhere

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Canandaigua

To the editor:

According to the ASPCA, during weeks of force feeding ducks or geese to produce the gourmet delicacy foie gras (fatty livers), “the bird’s liver becomes so enlarged that, according to the documentation of veterinarians, the animals must experience unspeakable pain and suffering. The results of necropsies performed on dead birds that were force fed show ruptured livers, throat damage, esophageal trauma, and food spilling from the birds throats and out their nostrils.”

Foie gras production is now prohibited in most European countries, Argentina, Israel and California. India, which has no foie gras farms, prohibits its import into India. California also prohibits the sale of foie gras. Sullivan County in New York is the only place in the U.S. where foie gras is produced.

Foie gras production should be banned everywhere. I wish New York’s politicians who have turned their backs on the victimized force fed birds would adopt the mindset of (the late) U.S.S. Senator Richard Neuberger. People often asked him why he spent so much time trying to help animals. Neuberger explained: “I have always believed cruelty to animals is a black mark in Heaven…I realize animals do not vote. They do not make campaign contributions to enrich the coffers of politicians. But I will be their friend. I imagine He who spoke the Sermon on the mount would want it that way too.”

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  • lhfc1563

    This was brought up a year or two ago in this paper, politicians must not this paper.

    I would never want to be force fed but we have ways to feed people other than that way and to just make a delicacy is outright wrong.

    I would have to agree NO MORE. But think of what is done to animals in a whole, that were put on the Earth to feed us, to produce enough to feed the world, you might want to stop 'meat production' fully as a whole but you know that won't happen. When we found out that animals were given 'shots of stuff' that stopped or did it?

    Currently France, Hungary, Belgium, United States in NY State, Canada, China and some others produce this product.

    In the US, 44 states allow for the raising for consumption of cats and dogs, Imagine you're standing there ordering food from a catalog and the people next to you are ordering a cat and a dog to eat. Dogs/cats are part of your family, just like your kids or should be, imagine eating one of your children?

    Where do you draw the line?

    This food has been made since 2500 BC.

    Just imagine what is being done to animals for our taste buds to drool over.

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