French Foie Gras Investigation: A Haute Cuisine Hell
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org
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France is the largest producer and exporter of foie gras. Over 20,000
tons are produced and approximately 700,000 geese and 37 million ducks are
slaughtered by the French foie gras industry each year.
Over 4,200 tons are consumed in Spain, and 850 tons are produced.
Over 1,150,000 ducks are slaughtered by the Spanish foie gras industry
In this unflinching look at the Foie Gras industry,
documents the shocking reality of life for ducks and geese confined and
force-fed for foie gras production in France.
Key findings of this foie gras investigation:
- Animals confined to small cages in which the animals could not even
turn aroundAnimals with clear signs of stress and depression
- Evidence of trauma and inflammation of the esophagus – recognised by
blood stains on force feeding tubes
- Animals with obvious respiratory problems
- Weak ducks left to die without veterinary care
- Ducks, who appeared fully aware of their situation at the time of
slaughter. These animals were flapping, kicking, and bleeding
- Workers roughly handling animals
- Ducks moving with difficulty due to the size of their livers
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